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Professional Profile: James McCullar 2008


  • Title: FAIA, Principal and 2008 President, AIA New York Chapter
  • Company: James McCullar & Associates, Architects
  • Location: Location: 63 Greene St., Ste. 503, New York, NY 10012
  • Birthplace: San Angelo, TX, 1941

Family: Not married; stepdaughter editor in NYC

Colleges: Rice University and Columbia University

First job outside of real estate: Delivering newspapers in 6th grade

First job in real estate or allied field: I.M. Pei & Partners

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Urban housing and community design. Most recent projects: State Renaissance Court in Brooklyn, built over the Hoyt Schermerhorn Subway Station; and Dwyer Lofts in Harlem, the rebuilding of a collapsed turn of the century warehouse. More challenging projects.

Hobbies: Travel in Europe and American West; reading history

Favorite book: “Lonesome Dove”

Favorite movie: “Weekend” By Jean Luc Goddard

Person you admire most (outside of family): Mayor Bloomberg for the creative vision for PlaNYC

Keys to success: Learning to listen and being open to new ideas

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Program producer or non-fiction writer