Jim Henley serves as architect and project manager on a wide range of project types, overseeing the design process and orchestrating engineers and other professional project participants. His experience includes facility design, production drawings, construction administration, life safety and code research, and owner warranty assistance.
Whether designing for private commercial clients or those in the public sector, Jim focuses on problem-solving; he expertly incorporates the client’s specific program needs while creating the best design possible, thereby delivering a highly functional project that meets the desired design aesthetic. Says Henley, “When approaching a commercial project, I first look to the client to ascertain what keeps them up at night and what they hope to accomplish. Weaving this information into all aspects of the project results in a satisfying and successful end product.”
Jim excels in the area of healthcare and lifecare design. From massive medical centers to multifunction lifecare communities to local surgery centers and clinics, his regulatory knowledge in this complex area of design is unmatched. “Providing our clients and their end users with a safe, healing and nurturing environment is paramount,” says Henley. “Doing so while incorporating the most up-to-date technologies and working within the regulatory envelope makes these projects an exciting challenge.”
Jim possesses a great depth and breadth of experience in the education arena, spanning primary, secondary and higher learning institutions in both the public and private sectors. “When designing for education clients,” Henley says, “my goal is to provide a stimulating learning environment tailored to students’ needs while working within the owner’s budget constraints, thereby creating a facility that satisfies and functions well for all parties.”