James I. Nixon, III AIA
James Nixon founded his architectural practice in 1988 designing residential, commercial, institutional and public interest projects. He is a Registered Architect in New York State and Connecticut.
After earning degrees in Architecture and in Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977, Mr. Nixon interned with a number of award-winning architectural firms. He has developed expertise in guiding projects from preliminary studies through occupancy. Today, as the firm's principal, he is responsible for building and site design, pre-design and feasibility studies, project management, zoning and building code review, construction documents and construction administration.
Mr. Nixon's project experience includes custom homes, municipal and educational buildings, high-rise and townhouse residences, office buildings and interiors, plus commercial buildings and tenant installations. As the architect for many new homes and structures as well as additions and alterations that are respectful of a building's original architecture he advocates the harmonious coexistence of diverse design styles.
Mr. Nixon has extensive experience with municipal planning and zoning regulations. He has planned residential subdivisions and numerous commercial site plans. In working with many challenging properties he has also negotiated a variety of variance approvals to help achieve his clients’ design goals while respecting community character.
The breadth of Mr. Nixon's experience has been essential to his work in community design. As Project Coordinator for the Coalition for a Better Brewster, his efforts have secured thousands of dollars in grant funding for downtown revitalization projects for the community and his clients.
Mr. Nixon has lectured on twentieth century architecture, historic preservation and downtown revitalization. He is a former director of the American Institute of Architects Westchester/Mid-Hudson Chapter and he has served as an advisor to intern architects.