James Vick Principal, Houston
As an architect and planner with 30 years of experience in the Americas, Middle East, Europe, and Asia, James works with communities to shape their neighborhoods, districts, towns, and cities through collaborative planning and design strategies. His project experience focuses on civic places, mixed-use districts, new communities, parks, and open space systems. His recent work in the United States, Asia, and the Middle East include riverine planning, urban redevelopment strategies and plans for both special districts and private development, preparation of standards and design for green infrastructure including streets and regional drainage facilities.
Inspired ByI grew up on the edge of a great desert. As a constant and indelible teacher, it showed me that the sheer tenacity of life cannot mask the importance of “community”. That, and the culture it engenders, is what really shapes and sustains life.
EducationBachelor of Architecture, Rice University
Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, Rice University
Diploma Studies - Housing, Architectural Association, London
TMP - Management, Rice University (1985)
Affiliations & RegistrationsAmerican Institute of Architects (AIA) National
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston Chapter
Texas Registered Architect, Texas, No. 10477
National Council Architectural Registration Boards, No. 40585
Selected Awards2013 ASLA Texas Chapter Award of Excellence, Planning and Analysis: Airline Livable Centers Study (2013)
ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award, Design Constructed-Public: Rosemont Bridge (2013)
AIA Houston Chapter, Design Award: Lake Houston Wilderness Park (2010)
ASLA Honor Award, Analysis and Planning: Brays Bayou Greenway Framework (2009)
ASLA Texas Chapter Award of Excellence: Lake Houston Wilderness Park Planning & Analysis (2009)