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Jim Durfee is recognized as an award winning architect and community leader with over 32 years of experience in the profession. He has demonstrated an ability to negotiate challenging circumstances on a routine basis. An award winning designer, Mr. Durfee also has the expertise to manage complex projects. His extensive experience in historic rehabilitation and restoration has proven to be creative while keeping within preservation guidelines. Many of his projects have transformed neglected historic structures into substantial new community assets. His commitment to directing staff and his personal involvement in projects is a hallmark of the firm’s success. Mr. Durfee’s design and management experience span a broad range of project types ranging from large-scale higher education, health care, municipal, and institutional projects, to smaller scale academic, commercial, and housing projects. Several of his projects have received awards from state preservation organizations. He has developed an effective sense of the development and funding mechanisms that influence the design/construction projects with which he is involved. This broad awareness has proven valuable and optimizing results in achieving success with projects involving complex development and scheduling requirements.