James S. Collins is a practicing architect and historic preservationist. He specializes in the design of traditional buildings and interiors, as well as appropriate additions to existing residential, institutional and historic structures. With studios in New York City and Greensboro, North Carolina, his firm's residential and institutional projects can be found in the Carolinas, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.
He has taught studio classes on the theory and practice of Classical & Traditional interior design at the Parsons School of Design, Moore College of Art and Philadelphia University. He is President of the North Carolina of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA). He has presented workshops on the design of classical interiors at the Charlestown, Charlotte, Mid-Atlantic, New York, North Carolina, Philadelphia and Southeastern Chapters of the ICAA. He has presented lectures on the use of historic precedent in the practice of contemporary architecture at the Traditional Building Conference Series at Duke University Gardens in Durham, Princeton, Washington, D.C. and Winston Salem, North Carolina.
His firm’s projects have been featured in the periodicals New Old House Magazine, Period Homes, Washington Life Magazine and the monographs A Decade of Art and Architecture, European Neoclassicism Style and The Classicist No. 13.