James Young

James Young-Principal
James Young is a Principal and joined Booth Hansen in 2017. James has over 25 years of experience working for architectural firms in Chicago. He has synthesized a deep interest in design with a strong technical understanding of construction. He finds passion in designing smart, beautiful buildings that push the limits of construction and affordability, and facilitating conversations with the city of Chicago to re-think our possibilities. The bulk of his experience tends toward high-rise design with a focus in residential, hotel and commercial structures. James’ appreciation for learning and sharing knowledge with those around him continues in the studio, where he promotes a more open and productive work environment.

James earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and holds a license of Architecture in the state of Illinois.


Bachelor of Architecture
Syracuse University, 1994


Architect: Illinois

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Selected Experience


Northfield Country Club Pool & Fitness Center
12 West Maple
1045-47 N. Rush Mixed Use
Brick St. Inn


Chatham 75th Street Activation
Sunset Ridge Country Club Pool & Fitness Center
Woodlawn Alfresco

Multi-Family Residential

Bosworth Residences
Pratt Residences
Senior Residences – Northville, MI
Erie Residences
Wieland Residences
1233 W. Pratt – Tower #1

Single-Family Residential

Lake Geneva House

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