James Lord II, AIA

Meet the lead juror for Design Awards 2015

By Posted on October 20, 2015

dossier - Jim Lord landingName: James C. Lord II, AIA
Firm: KGA Architecture
Family: Married with 4 children
Years in practice: 30 years
Education: M.Arch and BS from the University of Michigan
Your first job: Running blueprints while in college.
Projects you’re proudest of: UNLV College of Health Sciences and The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain.
Most embarrassing moment: Answering the last question.
Building you’d like to tear down: Any addition to one of our designs that we didn’t do.
What’s the best part of your job? The creative people I get to meet.
What would you change about your job? More time to draw.
What have you always wanted to tell your clients? Trust your Architect.
What’s the most annoying thing architects do? Undervalue themselves.
Advice to young architects: Find out who you are.
I belong to the AIA because of: The Committee on Design.
Favorite building: The Atheneum by Richard Meier
Favorite outdoor space: The Millennium Bridge in London
Favorite indoor space: The Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
Favorite city: Venezia
Architect you would have liked to have a drink with: Aldo Rossi
Best gift to give an architect: Plane tickets.
If you hadn’t become an architect, what would you have been? Comic book designer.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where? Sevilla in the winter and London in the summer.
I want to be remembered for: The young people I mentored.

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