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James Shields, FAIA

Design Principal

I view design as a logical, practical discourse that the client can share in. I like to camp out with the client, talk with them, and try to get a sense of what they are about. Then by really understanding them, I draw options for them.

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A lead designer in HGA's Milwaukee office, Jim has been described as "a master of his craft" who focuses on scale, proportion and site to let "the bones of a building express themselves." Working collaboratively with clients, he creates innovative, beautiful and functional architecture. His buildings reflect an elegant simplicity, often known for leading-edge engineering technology, regional materials, and use of day lighting. Additionally, he is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where as Exhibitions Curator he has organized more than 25 exhibitions on contemporary architecture in the Upper Midwest. A recognized authority of worship spaces for the Catholic liturgy, he is the author of two books: "The Cities of James Duane Doty," and "Architectural Representation."

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