James J. Vernon

registered architect

Years of Experience


Professional Registration

  • Registered ArchitectVirginia


  • Bachelor of Science - Georgia Institute of Technology1983
  • Master of Architecture with Certificate in Historic Preservation - The University of Virginia1985
  • 2012 Virginia Rehabilitation Code

Jim Vernon has been with Architectural Partners since 1985. During his tenure with the firm, Jim has been responsible for design development and project management for a wide range of projects. He has had extensive experience providing architectural design, feasibility study, and master planning services for justice facilities and municipalities. Jim’s background and training in Historic Preservation in Virginia makes him particularly well suited for renovation or rehabilitation projects involving sensitive historic structures. As an architect, he values the Commonwealth’s architectural heritage, and enjoys generating creative solutions for housing new functions in older buildings without compromising the original design.

  • What is an interesting fact about you? I like horseradish, blue cheese and sardines
  • What Non-Profit do you support? Sports Outreach
  • If you could create an undiscovered Crayola crayon color, what would it be? Attractive grey
  • What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Figuring out ways to have more spare time
  • What is your favorite season? Autumn
  • What is your favorite food? Spaghetti
  • Choose a movie title for the story of your life. Spaghetti in Autumn
  • If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? India
  • If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be? Virtuoso on the violin
  • What is your favorite quote? “He must increase, but I must decrease” – John the Baptist