JCJ Architecture's Chief Architectural Officer, Jim LaPosta, will share insights on the community engagement with the elders, youth, artists of the community, key design concepts, and their innovative delivery process for working with tribal communities.
James E. LaPosta, Jr., FAIA, LEED AP is a Principal with JCJ Architecture and serves as the firm’s Chief Architectural Officer. In the role of CAO, Jim has oversight of all aspects of design quality, delivery of technical services and professional licensure. As an architect and design practitioner, Jim has dedicated his career to public and community focused work, including educational facilities for public districts and schools that serve Tribal Nations. Under his direction, JCJ has been recognized as a leader in the design of schools that support innovation, collaboration and Next Generation teaching and learning.
Jim is an articulate contributor to the collective dialogue around the practice of architecture and has worked with client and professional organizations at the local, regional, national and international level. As a past national Chair of the AIA’s Committee on Architecture for Education and leader of JCJ’s Knowledge Partnership with the American Architecture Foundation Design for Learning program, Jim has been at the forefront of the profession’s engagement around school design that supports shifting pedagogy and student achievement. In 2013, Jim was conferred the title of Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for his work elevating the practice of architecture, in particular design for education.