Jim Kalvelage

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Jim Kalvelage, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Over the last 30 years Jim has focused on designing architecture in the public realm with an emphasis on higher education, civic and community based projects throughout the western States. His experience ranges from campus planning and urban landscapes, to student recreation centers and academic buildings, visual and performing arts centers, and adaptive re-use projects. Jim blends his artistic design sensibilities with an approach to each project as an open collaboration with the client group seeking a sustainable and integrated relationship to the site, practical functionality and the culture of place. His work has a unique relationship to the landscape and local culture with a close attention to materiality and detailing and has been distinguished with regional and national design awards. Jim is passionate about creating well loved, timeless and sustainable architecture that improves the communities in which he works. Recognized as one of the Northwest’s leading designers, Jim has served on design awards juries, regularly participates in design critiques at local universities, and lectures at national sustainable design conferences and institutions including the University of Oregon and Portland State University.

email: jim@opsisarch.com

Jim Kalvelage