DARCH principal James Dart AIA holds a Masters of Architecture degree (March) from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught design studios at Penn and at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Additionally, he served as University Lecturer + Director of the Siena Studio at the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT in Newark.
DARCH projects include multi-year, multi-phased projects at Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest botanical garden, and a redevelopment project for 150 affordable houses in post-Katrina New Orleans. The firm has won numerous local and national awards, including a 2002 Honor Award from the AIA.
Current work also includes the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum + Education Center in Brooklyn, for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation; Master Planning for Temple University’s Ambler PA campus; new facilities for the Paul Taylor Dance Company in New York; a public library in Louisiana; and private residences in through-out the US.
In 2005-2007, Dart participated in a community based planning and design project for New Orleans East funded by HUD with the Pratt Institute in partnership with the Association for Community Design and New Jersey School of Architecture. With collaborator Deborah Gans, he placed third in the High Density on the High Ground international competition sponsored by Architectural Record and Tulane University.