James Kissling, AIA, NCARB
James’s ability to determine the appropriate solution is derived from over 30 years of experience in the architectural and construction industries. This vast knowledge base allows for the incorporation of elements and building systems that meet the client’s goals of cost, design aesthetic, energy efficiency, sustainability and function. His architectural design philosophy is driven by the natural attributes of the site and the man-made additions that impact its use. Each design is based on site specific information and is never a one-size-fits-all approach. In keeping with clients needs, he feels that each piece of architecture should be timeless and the final product a true collaboration between the client and the architect. Architecture is not meant to be a monument to the architect. James founded Kissling Architecture in March of 2000 and has specialized in custom residential, Ranch compounds, commercial infill projects, retail and hospitality architecture.
MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
MEMBER OF THE TEXAS SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS
Registered Architect #14343 State of Texas
1993 Registered Interior Designer, #4537 State of Texas
1980-1983 San Antonio College 1984-1988 University of Texas at San Antonio Bachelor of Fine Arts-Architecture 1988 1994 St. Phillips College AutoCad 12 course
Speegle and Associates San Antonio, Texas Draftsman- Residential and light commercial 1983-1986 Hablinski and Associates San Antonio, Texas Project Designer-Residential and multi-family 1988-1990 Stubblefield/Mogas San Antonio, Texas Project Designer/ Intern Architect-Residential 1990-1993 Stubblefield and Associates San Antonio, Texas Project Designer/ Intern Architect -Residential 1993-1994 Kissling Architecture San Antonio, Texas Principal- Residential and light commercial 1994-1996 Overland Partners San Antonio, Texas Project Architect- Residential, Hospitality, multi-family and light commercial 1996-2000 HEB Grocery Company San Antonio, Texas Architect, East Texas Region- New store construction and major renovations 2000-Present Kissling Architecture, Inc. San Antonio, Texas- Principal