Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

James Hill

James Hill Managing Principal
Civic Design Associates
Houston, TX
FBCI Involvement

James Hill is the managing principal of Civic Design Associates, an urban planning and architecture firm in Houston. His firm engages in a wide range of community master plans, traditional neighborhood design plans and pattern books, urban codes, and mixed-use infill architecture, although he considers the firm’s specialty to be the complex, multivalent problems of large scale urban redevelopment and its regulation. Jim is a graduate engineer, architect, and planner, which together with growing up in Europe and living in unzoned Houston, lends a broad and multi-disciplinary perspective to his work. He holds Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Architecture degrees, both from Rice University.