James Wheeler Architect is an architectural firm offering a history of excellence as well as a commitment to personal service regardless of project size and complexity. Our firm is dedicated to realizing projects. With over 25 years of experience in the profession and by affiliating with specialists in various disciplines and utilizing the benefits of technology, we are able to remain small and still meet aggressive timelines.
Our firm has extensive experience in architectural design, planning, construction document generation, construction administration and project management. Projects include residential, commercial, senior living, assisted living, and memory care.
James Wheeler began his architectural design career in 1987. He has direct experience in all phases of architectural practice on a wide range of project types. His experience includes facility and program planning, master planning, project management, site selection, construction documents, and construction administration/observation.
After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987, James moved to San Diego and began working with his father, the late Richard George Wheeler, one of San Diego's most well known and respected Architects. Upon his father's retirement in 1989, James went to work for Architects Lorimer-Case, where he met the late David Lorimer. Along with having a business relationship with David for more than 2 decades, it was a pleasure for James to call David a mentor and close personal friend.
In 1992 James Wheeler founded his own architectural practice, a small studio dedicated to maintaining the benefits of a small firm while providing full service design by affiliating with specialists in various disciplines. Starting out with small residential remodel projects, James soon was designing and building custom homes. In 1994 he began providing design services for Health Care Group (now ActivCare Living), a company that builds, owns, and operates senior living facilities nationwide. 2 decades later this relationship continues, and James has designed senior living campuses of all sizes. In association with ActivCare Living, James has developed an award winning, prototype memory care facility.