Jim Murray learned a lot about building structures by watching them fall apart. As a part-time firefighter, he saw how flawed spaces could endanger the people in them and how strong buildings could survive. With more than 35 years’ experience, he’s put the lessons he learned to work again and again.
Jim’s favorite projects, such as the Garden Valley K-12 School in rural Idaho and projects for Sierra Grande, Estes Park and Alamosa School Districts in Colorado have served communities with little-to-no local professional support. He’s used his talent for building from scratch at CSHQA as well: He founded the firm’s Denver office during the Great Recession, connecting the firm to new clients and building specialties in education, commercial, and retail development.
He takes advantage of Colorado’s great outdoors whenever he can, hiking, biking, and skiing with his family. As he says, time for work must also include time for play.
Licensing and Certification
Licensed Architect: CO, ID, NJ, NY, VT, WY
Haag Certified Inspector – Commercial, #201512508
American Institute of Architects, National and Colorado (AIA)
US Green Building Council Colorado (USGBC)
Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB)
Colorado Association of School Business Officials (CASBO)
Denver Chamber of Commerce
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Jim G. Murray, AIA
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BS Architecture, Catholic University of America, 1980
AAS Architectural Technology, Vermont Technical College, 1978