James W. Tibbs graduated from the University of Idaho in
1988 with a degree in architecture and a minor in art.
Since that time he has been employed by architectural
firms of various sizes in Portland, OR, Kalispell, MT, and
Sarasota, FL with job titles ranging from Project Manager
to Senior Architect. He currently holds an active
architectural license in Oregon and inactive licenses in
Montana and Idaho.
In 1996 Mr. Tibbs started his own architectural practice in
Montana with projects ranging in size from single-family
residences to large manufacturing facilities. In 2001 he
relocated to southern Oregon's Rogue Valley where he
established an architectural studio in Grants Pass.
The design philosophy of James W. Tibbs, Architect is to work closely with the client to find
the optimal balance between client needs, project budget, function and aesthetics while
integrating the natural topography, climate and site conditions into the final design. With
client input as a guide, alternative solutions are explored before focusing upon the most
suitable concept. While each site and program may lend itself to a variety of possible
solutions, attention is placed upon finding the ideal solution that will meet the programmatic
requirements of the particular project while integrating functionally, environmentally and
aesthetically with the surroundings and fulfilling the client's needs. Utilizing the principles of
balance, scale and proportion yields a finished product that is functional, pleasing to the
senses, and harmonious with the environment.