March 21 - April 3, 2017

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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: James McIndoe 2013


  • Title: Senior Project Manager
  • Company: SWBR
  • Location: Rochester, NY
  • Birthplace: Syracuse, NY

Family: Celine my wife, and our daughters Kate and Emily who are in middle and high school.

College: Syracuse University

First job unrelated to your current field: I ran a commercial landscape crew summers while I was in high school.

First job in your current field: Three-person architectural firm specializing in custom designed homes and small commercial & retail buildings. Looking back on it was a great learning experience, as I got to do everything in the office.

What your firm does now and its plans for the future? We are multi-faceted as we have studios practicing in several marketplaces -life services: housing & healthcare; education: college, university & K-12; products & services-commercial, retail and industrial.

Hobbies: Cycling

Favorite film: The 1990 John Boorman film featuring Dabney Coleman and Uma Thurman “Where the Heart Is” it’s a little known comedy about a building demolitions expert.

Favorite novel: “Letters from Earth” by Mark Twain; “Antifragile” by Nassib

Keys to success: Thoughtful persistence

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? A profession that involved more travel and the outdoors like archaeologist.

Person you admire most (outside of the family): Winston Churchill