Jim Beal, AIA, LEED AP


Jim Beal is CTA’s Director of Design and is leading our approach to integrated design. He guides high performance teams which include designers, the owners and other stakeholders through a collaborative process that is characterized by focused charrettes and holistic decision making.

Jim does not promote a particular architectural style but instead allows each design solution to grow naturally out of a sound process and its conditions and to derive its meaning from its place. Jim believes that sustainable strategies created from the artful integration of all design disciplines are the foundation for exceptional design. Jim’s process is characterized by an essential idea or vision that guides the project team and is crafted from close client interaction. His work strives to be simple and efficient, contextual, blended with nature with appropriate use of regional materials, narratives for their place and function, and to delight and inspire each client and user.

Jim graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Montana State University and has been with CTA since 1995.

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