40 Year Architecture Veteran and LEED Fellow Jim Hambright



Jim Hambright, is a professional registered architect that has worked in more than 30 states and 16 foreign countries over the past 48 years. He has a Masters in Architecture and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is also a member of the US Green Building Council where he is a LEED Accredited Professional.

He was recognized and selected as a LEED Fellow as one of twenty professionals globally for this honor in 2022 by the U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification, Inc. Mr. Hambright was recognized as a Fluor Fellow in 2010 in the field of sustainability and has extensive experience and expertise in site master planning, facility planning, programming, project management, production, design and detailing of projects throughout the world.

He has specific experience in the field of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electronics, specialized industrial facilities, sports facilities, office and retail facilities, food industries, military, power and chemicals facilities, educational facilities, as well as smaller residential and land planning development work. He has also performed work for governmental agencies and provided expertise and consulting for a variety of specialty, security, and confidential projects.

Underlying efforts in all of Mr. Hambrights’ projects has been the fundamental incorporation of elements of sustainability, creativity, innovation, functionality, and appropriateness that fit into the community and environment specific to a given project and location. Mr. Hambright strives to make the best use of resources, innovative design, and time constraints and is constantly seeking optimization on each project.

Specialties: Sustainability, Carbon Neutral and NetZero project aspects, large and small-scale masterplanning, programming, international, national, and regional projects, governmental solutions, electronics facilities, industrial, camps and campuses, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, residential developments, single and multi-housing units, community projects. Also specializing is historic renovations and rehabilitation projects, as well and photography, modeling, and Computer Aided Drafting capabilities.

Show Highlight

  • Jim shares the myriad of disciplines within the Fluor Corporation.
  • The struggles you face when implementing sustainable changes in a very large organization.
  • Logistics, labs, and data centers are the growing sectors of the movement.
  • How green hydrogen facilities and different gasses can best be produced, stored, and distributed.
  • The strategies and laws for the variety and emerging energy sources.
  • Manufacturers and producers are getting on board with the science and microbes of how they can get better production, better yield rates and better customer satisfaction.
  • The secret and advice for sustainable entrepreneurship.
  • The balance in finding the right amount of flexibility within an organization to implement your goals and share your expertise.

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