With more than 48 years of experience in the architectural profession, James Kelly has dedicated the past 35 years to the advancement of LPA in its expanding influence in the development community. With ongoing responsibilities in major commercial projects, he continues to develop and lead teams of dedicated professionals in the Urban Design Studio who, in concert with the firm’s visionary clients, are sustainably reshaping the urban landscape in which they work. As Executive Vice President, he serves as the Secretary to the firm and is highly active in various internal corporate affairs including Human Resources.

Most recently, Kelly’s project experience has included low to high-rise officedevelopments, resort-class hospitality and retail developments. Through many years of nationwide project participation, however, he has also gained experience in and contributed to abroad range of other project types including private and public high schools, bio-medical, housing, data centers and healthcare services.

Kelly has been a Licensed Architect in the State of California since 1981. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a LEED Accredited Professional by the Green Building Certification Institute with a Building Design + Construction Specialty; LEED AP BD+C. 

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