Mr. Jim Whitaker, FAIA, FDBIA, NCARB

HKS, Inc.

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HKS, Inc.

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2018-2020 Chancellor, DBIA College of Fellow
2018 Fellow, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
2014 Chairman, DBIA National Board of Directors
2020-2023 Member, National Board of Directors, Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT)

After more than three decades in the architectural industry, delivering public sector buildings, Jim knows that fully integrated, high-performance project teams make better projects and better business sense. He is a passionate advocate, educator, and influencer in the AEC industry. His mission is to build relationships between architects and contractors that result in a more cooperative, collaborative, functional and effective project delivery teams. Jim has specialized expertise in large-scale, complex, fast-track, high-impact projects delivered in various alternative project delivery methods, most often design-build. His leadership continually results in better project outcomes and higher client satisfaction ratings. Jim is a well-recognized industry expert, speaking and writing about improving efficiencies in design and construction processes.



  • Executive/Sr Management

Market Sector

  • Aviation
  • Civic/Assembly
  • Commerical Buildings
  • Educational Facilities
  • Government-Federal/Military
  • Government-Public Institutions
  • Government-State/City/County/Municipal
  • Healthcare/Medical Facilities
  • Hospitality
  • Office Buildings