With over 30 years of experience, Jim Herr has designed, managed, and completed commercial, cultural, education, and residential projects. His expertise lies in coordinating design and construction through all phases for multiple project types and in navigating complex zoning and planning requirements as well as multi-agency approvals in urban contexts within the United States and abroad. He is currently Project Director for two residential towers in New York, New York, USA: 281 Fifth Avenue, a luxury tower in Midtown Manhattan that boasts panoramic views of the city skyline, and 125 Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan’s Financial District.

Mr. Herr recently served as Project Director on several other residential developments, including 432 Park Avenue, a high-rise luxury residential and mixed-use tower—the tallest residential building in New York City. He also directed and was involved in all aspects of the design process for 22 Thames, which required a series of zoning adjustments to create a landmark residential project just two blocks south of the World Trade Center site in New York.

Previously, he served as Project Director during the design stages of the Brooklyn College, West Quad building and the multi-phase The Cleveland Museum of Art expansion and renovation, coordinating all aspects of design with the consultant teams and the client. Early in his tenure at Viñoly, Mr. Herr assisted in the design and construction of the Tokyo International Forum for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. As Project Administrator, his tasks included coordinating all document submission packages, managing communications between the New York and Tokyo offices, and organizing and scheduling 110 project staff during the 12-month construction document phase.


Pratt Institute, School of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, 1985

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Registered Architect in: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York (1989)