JAMES R. REDDRICK

James Reddrick Architect PLLC

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

As a youth growing up, I would often catch the public bus to attend summer track practice at NCCU. Along the route I would catch a glimpse of the stunning Biomedical Biotechnology Research building on campus designed by Phil Freelon, FAIA.

JAMES R REDDRICK

Bio:

James graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2004 from UNC-Charlotte Storrs College of Architecture. James earned his license to practice architecture in 2009. James is a technical senior architect with a large engineering company. His work includes designing power and water utility buildings. His primary role has become synergizing teams of draftsman, engineers, and managers to deliver the building design packages in optimized time frames.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

My father hired me onto his construction crew in the summers. He also introduced me to a fellow church member who is a black architect named, Kevin Montgomery, FAIA. Mr. Montgomery has advised me since childhood.

What do you do?

James is one of the few licensed architects that specializes in large power generation and water treatment projects in the southeast. James has been the architect of record for at least 58+/- power generation or water treatment buildings.

What excites you in the work you do?

James is excited about prototype design that uses technology to solve client problems related to function, purpose, and maintenance. James believes that everyone can enjoy the “eureka moment” that happens when a creative solution becomes known.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

As a youth growing up, I would often catch the public bus to attend summer track practice at NCCU. Along the route I would catch a glimpse of the stunning Biomedical Biotechnology Research building on campus designed by Phil Freelon, FAIA.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I recently realized I have value in my voice, and not just my hands. I spoke to a Pastor about their potential project for three hours and acquired a $300 consulting fee. This was the first time I had solely used my voice to generate income.

Featured Project Name: 

634 Tucker Street Prison Break

 

Featured Project Location: 

NC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2022

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect of Record

 

Featured Project Description:

James is the 3rd generation part-owner of a small vacant home in Asheboro. Inspired by his brother’s twenty-year career in the corrections field, James plans to lease the home to those recently released from prison. James’ addresses the social concerns of those re-entering society from a penal institution. James believes that individuals with criminal backgrounds can overcome significant obstacles with the help of mixed-use design, space planning, technology utilization, and pathway delineation.

Photography Credit:

State Library of Louisiana