Vincent James, FAIA
Principal/CFO

Vincent practiced independently and with firms in Minneapolis and New York before founding VJAA in 1995. Vincent was appointed Adjunct Professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where he taught from 2000-2006. He was the Favrot Visiting Chair in Architecture at Tulane University in 1998 and 1999, the Cass Gilbert Professor in Practice at the University of Minnesota and was recently the John G. Williams Distinguished Professor at the University of Arkansas, the Morgenstern Chair and Visiting Professor at IIT and a visiting professor at MIT. James has authored essays on design and was co-author with partner Jennifer Yoos of a monograph on their practice published by Princeton Architectural Press as well as their book, Parallel Cities: The Multilevel Metropolis (2016). He received his Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin and was inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in 2005 in the category of Design.