Throughout his life, James Martin has always been keenly in tune with the surrounding built environment. Years of travel observing architecture & design were recorded in numerous sketchbooks from early childhood. Prior to academic training, Martin was drawn to the design world, working along-side architects, designers, contractors, and landscapers on numerous projects.
Martin obtained his undergraduate and masters' degree in Architecture and Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Furthering his education, Martin participated in The University of Hawaii's symposium on Eastern architecture, and studied classical architecture with Cornell University in Rome.
Martin served as the Senior Associate for Franck & Lohsen Architects, a Washington, DC based firm, working on noteable residences and institutions across the globe. Working in preservation, Martin oversaw the exterior restoration of the Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington and historic buildings at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Martin previously served as a board member of the Metropolitan Club's building committee, as well as the Institute of Classical Art & Architecture’s Mid-Atlantic Chapter. James is a native of Washington, DC.