James Braam, AIA, LEED AP, is a director of HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice. Based in Kansas City, he joined the firm in early 2015, when HOK completed its merger with 360 Architecture.
As a national leader in the design of recreation and wellness facilities, James brings a passion for fitness that is integral to his understanding of the design challenges and opportunities that exist in this unique market.
With more than 20 years of distinctive architectural accomplishments, James’ design approach balances thoughtfulness, personal experience and precision. A true believer in establishing collaborative partnerships, he consistently shows a spirit of teamwork with clients and colleagues. His portfolio includes award-winning projects that emphasize vision, creativity, context and sustainability.
A Look Inside the Most Insane College Gyms | Fast Company
Making a Splash on Campus | The New York Times
Making Tracks a Focal Point of Recreation Center Design | Athletic Business
Welcome to the Neighborhood | Recreation Managment
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Master of Architecture
University of Southern California
Bachelor of Architecture