Forensic Architecture and Mediation

James Bryant AIA NCARB


The James Bryant Group, LLC
13925 121st Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034


P: +1) 206-909-1933



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• Pre-Contract Mediation
• Building Code Analysis
• ADA/OSHA Compliance Review and Audit
• Investigation and Analysis of Architectural Component Failure
• Standard of Care Analysis
• Comprehensive Repair Scope Analysis and Reconstruction Costing
• Liability Apportionment Analysis
• Trial Support Consultation
• Expert Witness Testimony


• Land Acquisition or Disposal -The development of a strategic plan for property
development can enhance the potential value of a property. Feasibility analysis
during the due diligence phase can uncover potential liabilities or discover hidden
potential for future development.
• Existing Building Audit – Assessment of existing structures and building systems as
to suitability for specific tenants or buyers can disclose potentially hidden costs and
upgrades that can adversely affect the financial outcome of property acquisition.


• January 2003 to present, Design Consultant & Project Manager on projects from $1,200,000 to $22,000,000
• June 2000 to December, 2002, Studio Director, Merritt+Pardini Architects, a 50 person architecture firm serving municipal and government clients
• June 1997 to through May 2000, President of a subsidiary of Collins Woerman Architects, focusing on the Hi-Tech industry with strategic planning, expansion, space planning, and relocation services
• April 1973 to June 1997, private practice as a principal architect
• Thirty years as a practicing principal architect; for ten years during that time
functioned as a general contractor performing design/build projects in the
medical/dental office field
• Experienced in building program and space planning analysis; property location and acquisition; lease and purchase agreements; site and financial feasibility analysis; planning, zoning, and code compliance; project management and construction oversight
• Experience with both public and private facilities; in the private sector, have provided master planning for over 40 projects, successfully gaining entitlements on all projects requiring agency approval
• Continuing Education Instructor, Seattle Chapter, AIA, Project Economics for
Architects: Becoming Your Client’s Financial Ally (12 LU), calculation of the financial performance of commercial property development
• Served as an expert witness in behalf of architects, contractors, owners, and for plaintiffs as well as defendants


• Bachelor of Architecture, University of Southern California
• Master of Arts, University of Balamand
• Certificate – Professional Mediation, UW School of Law
• Certificate – Family Mediation, Snohomish County DRC


• NCARB Certificate
• Registered Architect: Washington, Colorado, Montana, California, Idaho


• American Institute of Architects
• International Code Council


More extensive CV and references upon request
Kirkland, Washington 98034