James F. Renaud, AIA, NCARB – Principal

With over 20 years of experience Mr. Renaud’s encompasses a wide range of building types from commercial, retail, municipal, educational projects to residential and interior architecture. Mr. Renaud’s area of expertise is in the development and management of construction documents, code analysis, and construction administration. During the past 20 years, James has assumed responsibilities of increasing size and complexity as project architect, manager, and now principal. He has developed a reputation of technical knowledge and responsiveness in the successful execution of projects.

  • Proficient in project management and administration through all phases and aspects of architectural delivery services
  • Coordinated governmental agency applications, reviews and approvals
  • Provide architectural and finical planning for feasibility studies
    • Designed schematic, feasible and functional solutions for various projects size, type and scope for renovations and new construction
    • Developed construction documents, coordination of owners, end users, consultants, engineers and architectural
    • Ability to work and negotiate with construction mangers and general contractors during construction administration phase of projects
    • Provide Code analysis and evaluation on all project types


University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
College of Architecture + Urban Planning
Master of Architecture
  • Focused on the importance and application of environmental technology and sustainability in architecture
Lawrence Technological University  Southfield, MI
College of Architecture and Design
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
  • Focused on architectural detailing and technical development of architecture and design theory


Registered Architect, State of Michigan


  • National Council of Architectural Registration Board Certificate
  • Detroit Chapter Board of Directors for American Institute of Architects
  • American Institute of Architects, Detroit Chapter
  • International Code Council Member
  • Chair-person for AIA Detroit, Building Codes and Regulations Committee
  • State of Michigan 2006 Code Review Committee Member
  • State of Michigan 2006 and 2009 Energy Code Committee member
  • Member of USGBC Detroit Chapter