Master of Architecture,
University of Calgary


Architectural Technology, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology


Member, Royal Architecture Institute of Canada

Board Member, Consulting Architects of Alberta

Member, Canada Green Building Council


Continuing Education Instructor, Architectural Technology, SAIT


James Andalis has over eighteen years of experience in delivering planning, design and construction of projects for both private and public sector clients. James has broad experience in the industry from development financing to construction administration. This wide-ranging experience base and his most recent position as Managing Partner of an international, award winning architecture firm has allowed him to develop an expertise in strategic planning and project management of complex architectural projects.

James brings specific expertise in the areas of urban planning, transportation infrastructure, commercial and facility development

and planning of large scale infrastructure and architectural projects. His project management expertise includes stakeholder engagement, where he has experience facilitating the alignment of diverse and often conflicting positions. James holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture with a Diploma in Architectural Technology, this solid technical base allows James to firmly grasp and support the technical requirements of the projects he manages. Primary project responsibilities include technical guidance and evaluation, preparation of planning and construction documents, overall quality control and review and assessment of project deliverables.

James also brings experience in commercial development, formerly a General Manager for a multi-family division of a large construction firm; he has overseen the development of over 500 units across Alberta. This experience provides a unique perspective that is rooted in understanding the financial component of all potential development as well as appreciating the need for decisive management to define goals and obtain results.

Other related experience includes heritage building preservation and sustainable design where he holds LEED AP designation with experience in delivering various sustainable projects.