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 in 1984.

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.