James M. Schmidt


Jim joined MKC in 1983 and is a firm Principal and CEO. Jim has performed design work on numerous civic and educational projects, with a specialty in designing inspirational spaces. Jim has focused his expertise in project master planning, conceptual design and the development of innovative and cost effective architectural design.


Jim directs design on all projects from schematic concepts to construction documentation. His role is to ensure that the development of the design is consistent with the Owner’s expectations, and to create integrity centered and innovative designs.




Senior Management Lead



BS Architecture | 1986

The Ohio State University



Architect | State of Ohio



American Institute of Architects

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Ohio Design Professional Code Analysts