What is your favorite street?
"Definitely Cumberland Street (Toronto, CA).... I stumbled upon this street while exploring the city, found a giant rock next to a water curtain & bosque of birch trees - pretty sweet, eh!"
Rutgers University - Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 2003
Awards + Honors
Downtown NJ Platinum Excellence Award, 2014
Downtown NJ Platinum Excellence Award, 2013
NJ Futures Award, NJ Office of Smart Growth, 2009
NJ Futures Award, NJ Office of Smart Growth, 2007
NJASLA Honor Award, NJASLA 2005
Arterial, LLC: Director of Operations, 2009 - Present
Newwork, LLC: Project Manager
EDAW, Inc.: Designer 2003 - 2006
James is a project manager and urban designer with a very unique skill set: He is equal parts creative and well-organized. This combination allows him to provide Arterial’s clients with creative design solutions while ensuring that the project stays on track, on schedule and under budget. His meticulous attention to detail and pursuit of perfection guarantees that every project receives the appropriate level of attention.
During his 10+ year career as a Landscape and Urban Designer, James has worked on a variety of projects locally and internationally and was integral to the formation of Arterial. He has managed several ‘high performance’ street designs throughout New Jersey including Montclair, Atlantic City, Newark, Jersey City and Hoboken to name a few. James also has overseen the construction for multiple aspects of street design ranging from pocket parks to signage & wayfinding to full complete streets road reconstruction projects. His strong collaboration skills allow him to engage the community, stakeholders, consultant team and contractors confidently and effectively. These experiences coupled with his skillsets ensure that design solutions are creative and meet the community needs, while keeping a keen eye on implementation.
James is a family man who loves nothing more than spending time with his wife and three children. But that being said, it is not unusual for him to pause a family outing or vacation so he can score the perfect photo of an odd curb ramp or cool new bike lane. You may laugh or think he’s crazy, but it’s this passion for all things street related that will have you thanking him later! Whether looking for a comparable precedent or just wondering what other places have done, James is sure to give you some great photos and ideas.
Director of Operations + Design Leader