James Ligon, RA

Project Manager  |  Associate

YEARS WITH GSB:  19

FOCUS AREAS:
Hospitality, Entertainment

EDUCATION:
University of Oklahoma Bachelor of Architecture, 1989

LICENSES + CERTIFICATIONS:

Registered Architect, Oklahoma

Certified by the Oklahoma State Board of Governors for Licensed Architects No. 3484 

SELECTED PROJECT EXPERIENCE:

Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point  |  Sandusky, Ohio

Buena Vista Dr. Corridor Improvement Projects  |  Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Westin Resort & Convention Center  |  Orlando, Florida

Marriott Horseshoe Bay Resort & Conference Center  |  Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Disney’s Bay Lake Tower  |  Orlando, Florida

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge  |  Orlando, Florida

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort  |  Orlando, Florida

Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne  |  Key Biscayne, Florida

Ritz-Carlton Monte Lago  |  Lake Las Vegas, Nevada

The Waverly on Lake Eola  |  Orlando, Florida 

First Fidelity Bank  |  Moore, Oklahoma

Mr. Ligon has considerable experience as a senior project architect, designer, and in construction contract administration for a diverse range of projects. Throughout his career he has worked on various projects for hotel and hospitality, the performing arts, museums, churches, medical and educational facilities among others. These projects include new building projects along with renovations and additions to existing facilities.

He is responsible for overseeing the project team and consultants as well as maintenance of the project schedule and daily client contact. His personal attention is given to the preparation of the documents and the review of all work. He works well with contractors and construction personnel. He defends clients’ interests firmly but fairly and assists contractors in addressing unforeseen challenges.

The coordination skill he has developed over the past 28 years allows him to manage the consultant team members as well as the in-house support staff on the project. His attention to detail is evident in his successful architectural approach to each project. 

 

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