|With over forty years of distinguished practice in
architecture, James Hudson Crissman is recognized by clients and colleagues
as a respected voice for quality in design and project advisory service.
James Crissman was a founding principal of the nationally and internationally
recognized architectural design firm, Crissman & Solomon Architects
Inc., from 1969 to 1993. Crissman has performed leadership roles in
numerous community and professional organizations. He was elected
President of the Boston Society of Architects, as well as the New
England and Massachusetts Chapters of the American Institute of Architects.
He has also served as Chairman of the Designer Selection Board for
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a body charged with choosing architects
for state-funded projects including those for the Massachusetts State
College Building Authority. In addition to his success in his current
consulting practice, Crissman serves as a professional advisor to
students at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
James Crissman was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
Jim Crissman received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Carnegie
Institute of Technology in 1960 and a Master of Architecture in
Urban Design from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 1966.
Crissman & Solomon Architects Inc. in Watertown, Massachusetts,
worked on a broad range of building types, received over thirty
local, regional and national design awards and was internationally
published. In 1993, Crissman formed a consulting practice focused
primarily on institutional clients, working specifically in the
process of project definition and architect selection.
Jim Crissman is also an organist, choirmaster and composer. His
choral music has been published by H. W. Gray, New York, and recorded
by Gloriae Dei Cantores. Together with his wife, Sally, Jim has
raised three children and resides in both Watertown, Massachusetts
and Whitefield, Maine.