James Shields employs a unique set of skills, expertise, and drive for excellence to create nationally-award-winning designs. His knowledge of construction technology, project types—from new buildings to complex adaptive reuse to historical preservation—and an unusual diversity of building types demonstrates his respect for technical competence. Jim has a deep commitment to each project and client, focusing on understanding hidden aspects of the site, building, and vision that are often missed. Combining this extensive research and the poetics of making a building, from creative materials selection to distinctive assembly, Jim has a singular ability to turn challenges into beautiful design solutions. Jim also has a strong dedication to Wisconsin and its communities, obtaining the only AIA Fellowship in Wisconsin for building design.