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James Kolker, FAIA, is the associate vice chancellor and university architect at Washington University in St. Louis

James Kolker

Associate Vice Chancellor and University Architect
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Mo

James Kolker, FAIA, is the associate vice chancellor and university architect at Washington University in St. Louis, and the first person to hold the title of university architect at WashU.He leads the long-term planning, design and development of the Danforth Campus and its surrounding areas and properties, and is one of the visionaries behind the east end transformation of the Danforth Campus, the largest construction project in university history.He joined the university in 2010, having served as principal of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, an architecture and planning firm in Philadelphia, where he worked closely with clients to manage the planning, design and project phases of academic, research, academic medical center and civic projects.Heholds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University, where he serves on the board of the alumni association.