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Jim Young



"Great architectural design requires more than creativity; it also requires great communication and teamwork, a willingness to listen, and a tireless approach to problem-solving."

Jim is passionate about great architecture and design and is committed to creating built environments that promote stronger and more sustainable communities. He’s spent more than thirty years specializing in complex, transportation-related planning and design projects, from early programming and feasibility studies to final construction documents and specifications and construction administration. He’s worked on a wide variety of project types and sizes, both in the United States and abroad, from small tenant improvement projects to the design and construction of new international airport terminals.

Jim’s design skills and creativity, coupled with his organizational and communication acumen, allow for an approach to design that is innovative yet balanced, and highly responsive to the client’s and the community’s needs.

Our Perkins Eastman

Jim’s background in highly complex transportation facilities enables him to efficiently lead large multidisciplinary design teams at VIA—A Perkins Eastman Studio, while always remaining focused on the ultimate aspirations and goals of both client and community.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (206) 489-1415
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  • Education

  • University of Colorado at Denver, M.Arch

  • Duke University, B.S.
  • University of California Berkley, Airport Systems Planning & Design Short Course,
  • University of Washington, Construction Management Certificate Program,
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • Seattle Architecture Foundation
  • U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Accredited Professional
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards