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Jim Jankowski

James (Jim) Jankowski, FAIA



A well-respected veteran of the industry, Jim has more than 35 years of experience successfully guiding the design and construction of both institutional and public buildings. At CannonDesign, Jim’s responsibilities include working closely with clients to define a clear vision and project goals, programming required spaces and project management. Jim has a proven track record of delivering complex projects on time and on budget; works under his direction have won more than 40 design awards. Notable efforts includes serving as project director on the DePaul Theater School and Malcolm X College projects, as well as leading the master plan for the School of the Art Institute. Jim was recently appointed to the Communications Committee for the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA).

I’m consistently energized by the collaborative approach we take in pursuing transformative solutions with our clients. The key to transformation lies in changing the direction of the conversation, which requires a high level of trust. It demands that we see things in new ways. The reward is innovative solutions with tangible impact on the lives of stakeholders.

James (Jim) Jankowski, FAIA