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Jim Viviano is a Partner and the director for 5G's Atlanta office. With more than 25 years of experience as an award winning architect, Jim is responsible for the overall business operations, maintaining and developing customer relationships, and expanding 5G Studio's reach across the Southeast region of the United States.
Jim graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the University of Houston. He has served in leadership roles with some of the industry's leading companies gaining experience with various project types including mixed-use projects, commercial office buildings, retail, store design, hospitality, residential, educational and institutional facilities. Throughout his career, Jim has held various positions within the design and construction industry having worked, not only as an architect, but also as an owner with a major national retailer and in a business development role for an international construction company.
Jim is a member of the American Institute of Architects, NCARB and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is involved within the industry and his community through many professional affiliations including the Urban Land Institute where he serves as mentor to young professionals; Design Build Institute of America; Central Atlanta Progress; NAOIP; and The Council for Quality Growth.
Jim is a leading advocate for sustainable development, design and construction and is committed to making the built environment a good steward of the world we live in. He currently serves on the Atlanta chapter's US Green Building Council leadership team, and is the Vice President of the Atlanta chapter of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary society focused on intelligent land use and sustainable development of our cities and townships.
Honors and Awards:AIA Washington, DC Merit Award, 100 Pratt Street, 1993
Florida Council of the Arts, Mizner Park, 1993
National Mall Monitor Award for Open-Air Centers, Mizner Park, 1992
AIA Texas Society of Architects Honor Award, Southwestern University A. Frank Jr. Memorial Library, 1992
AIA Citation of Excellence in Architecture, Mizner Park, 1991
Progressive Architecture Award, Southwestern University Campus Plan, 1985
ICSC CenterBuild Conference, "Case Studies on the Run – The Challenges of Vertical Mixed-Use", Dec. 2008.
ULI Advisory Panel, "Redevelopment Solutions for University Research Park, Charlotte, NC", Oct. 2008.
ULI Atlanta Panel, "Urbanizing the Suburbs", Nov. 2006
"Are You Ready for 2020?" Retail Facility Business, Dec. 2009/Jan. 2010
"Architects Bring Value, Innovation and Sustainability to the Marketplace", Shopping Center Business, July 2009
"Making Green Retail Design Worthwhile", Retail Facility Management, Dec. 2008
"Greening Retail: Steps Toward Sustainability", Shopping Center Business, Nov. 2008
"When it Comes to Sustainability, What Does the Retail Real Estate Industry Stand to Gain by Going Green?", New York Real Estate Journal, June 2008
"Bungalow Nation", authors Diane Maddex and Alexander Vertikoff, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 2003
"A New Set of Stack", Texas Architect, Nov. 1992.