James Benson brings a unique set of skills to the team, with a background in both business and marketing in addition to design. This combination is what gives him increased clarity in the potential of design. He believes great design can generate quantifiable results, like profit, recruitment, retention and funding. As a designer, he sees facilities through a lens of market conditions, and often brings new ideas to the table. He thrives on developing deep relationships with clients, being responsive, dependable and trustworthy, and sharing lessons learned. Most of all, he likes seeing how the work he does every day can affect people’s lives.

  • Master of Business Administration, North Carolina State University
  • Master of Architecture, North Carolina State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Kentucky

“My favorite stage of the design process is the initial visioning phase, where we sit down with the client to determine their needs and goals for the project. I love the energy and creativity that results from these sessions.”