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Twin City Foods Riverfront District, Lewiston, ID

Westgate Redevelopment Plan + Phase 1 Catalyst Project, Beaverton, OR


Eugene Market Redevelopment Concept Plan, Eugene, OR


Fisher’s Landing TOD and BRT Station Area Master Plan, Vancouver, WA


Prairie Trail Masterplan, Ankeny, IA


Downtown Design Guidelines Norfolk, VA


Downtown Boca Raton Masterplan + Design Guidelines, Boca Raton, FL

James Brackenhoff, R.A.

Principal, Portland

James is focused on designing places for people and integrating strategies that embody the virtues of equitable developments, including safety, walkability, pedestrian-friendly, accessible to multi-modal transportation, integrating open spaces, strengthening connections, and proposing a mix of affordable housing typologies.

James’ professional experience spans 20 years as an architect and urban designer. James brings an international perspective to the project. His breadth of work includes his tenure as the Architectural and Urban Design Advisor for the Prince of Wales’ Foundation for the Built Environment. James spent his first 2 years as an Urban Designer for Urban Design Associates in Pittsburgh where he first acquired a fundamental understanding of ‘placemaking’. James led on the design of Coed Darcy, the £1.2 billion planned 1,300 acre brownfield community development in south Wales. It is currently in Phase 3 of construction.


The Daybreak Pattern Book is another highlight on James’ resume. It has received national acclaim for its sustainable environmental design strategies, and is recognized as one of the best-selling communities in the country. James masterplanning and architectural designs for high profile silicon Valley tech firms are worthy of mention, along with a large portfolio of new communities across Europe, North America and Asia.


Bachelor of Architecture, Professional Degree 

     *Cum Laude

University of Miami School of Architecture

Miami, FL


Licensed Architect, No. ARI-12095 State of Oregon

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, USA

Certified Association for Project Management) PM

AIA - American Institute of Architects

ULI - Urban Land Institute

CNU - Congress for a New Urbanism


Transport for London Annual Conference “Urban Addresses - Architectural Character & Language”


Master Class for University of Wales Graduate Fellows “Off-Grid Living” & “Case Studies in Urban Regeneration”


Contributed to book “Luigi Moretti Le Ville Disegni e Modelli” by C. L. Guerrero, S. Santuccio & N. Sardo

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