Jim grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, learned how to ski in Colorado at age 10 and became interested in architecture at the age of 13. Jim received a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and began working for a small firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the summer of 1987. While in New Mexico, Jim’s responsibilities quickly advanced with key roles in Education, Government, Civic, Corporate, and Healthcare projects.
In 1997, Jim was offered a position with a firm in Vail, Colorado. Since moving to the Vail Valley, Jim expanded his experience with Mixed-Use, Multi-Family and High-End Private Residence projects in Colorado, Utah, and California. A few of these projects include Bear Paw Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colorado; the Gerald Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Colorado; The Peloton in Boulder, Colorado; Arrowleaf Lodge in Park City, Utah; and Solaris in Vail, Colorado. Since joining Zehren & Associates, Jim brings a blend of design, planning, management and marketing skills, while he finds joy in mentoring and exceptional client service.
Jim is a Licensed Architect in the State of Colorado and past-president of The American Institute of Architects Colorado West Section.
After spending most of his childhood playing tennis in Texas, Jim now enjoys a variety of mountain activities in his free time including Nordic skiing, road and mountain biking, hiking and Mountaineering, along with live jazz, cooking and photography.