James' Projects:

James Hill, AIA - Principal

Forward Thinker. Detailed.  Collaborative.

He is a big believer in the power of direct conversations – whether they are simple conversations or complex ones.  Owners and contractors appreciate his thoughtful and thorough approach to project coordination, his willingness to listen to concerns and questions, and his ability to provide options and communicate key ideas simply and effectively to enable informed decision-making. James' passion lies in making the lives of clients easier through outstanding design.

A true leader within the firm, James provides guidance and support to the entire KMB team, empowering and challenging staff at all levels of the firm. He takes pride in sharing his experience and knowledge with aspiring professionals.

Outside of architecture, James pursues a love of skiing and connecting with close friends. Dedicated to spending quality time with his family, James seeks to instill in his children a sense of wonder and hunger for learning about the world around them. James has had the opportunity to design educational facilities within his own community and at the school which his children will one day attend - making architecture a personal passion. 


Architectural Specialties

  • Education
  • Port and PUD
  • Corporate 
  • Civic
  • Planning


Master of Architecture, Washington State University

Bachelor of Science Architectural Studies, Washington State University


Architecture, State of Washington


12 Years