Jim House, FAIA

Jim House is a founding Principal of House & Robertson Architects. He has over 40 years of successful experience in all aspects of large-scale institutional, office, hospitality, sports, residential, entertainment and interiors projects.  His ability to lead large and diverse teams towards common goals within fast-track schedules, and his expertise in innovative project management and delivery strategies, have led to a number of long-term relationships with dynamic entertainment and commercial development entities.

Prior to co-founding House & Robertson in 1996, Jim worked for six years as a designer and, later, technical architect in the office of well-known modernist Gin Wong.  Later, he spent eleven years in the Los Angeles office of the well-respected firm Langdon Wilson, where he became Senior Associate Partner, while working as a project director on large commercial projects in collaboration with a number of well-known design firms.

Jim holds Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the University of Southern California, where he remains active as a member of the Board of Directors for the school’s support organization, the USC Architectural Guild.  He is recognized as a LEED Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council, holds a Certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and has been licensed to practice architecture in California, Nevada and numerous other states. He has been a member of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter since 1985, and was a featured speaker at the AIA national convention in 2006.  In 2018 Jim was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects based on notable contributions to the advancement of the practice of architecture via HRA’s unique approach to successful collaborations with a multitude of different design firms and the many prominent projects the firm has completed.