James McDonald Associate Architects, PC

James McDonald | Lynne McDonald

For nearly 20 years, James McDonald has been designing award-winning homes ranging in scope from highly detailed jewel boxes to grand manors. JMA is a design- and customer-oriented firm that creates homes to exceed clients’ wishes and expectations. “We start by listening and assessing our clients’ needs and wants,” says James McDonald. “Then we develop a concept and design direction. We strive to create a place for our clients to call home.”

At JMA, the design team, including associate Lynne McDonald, pays attention to market and design trends. “From additions and remodeling projects to estates, we introduce exceptional design elements to make every project sing,” James McDonald explains. “Our team ensures each project gets built quickly and smoothly.”

The design process is fluid and interactive. “It is important to us that the design reflects the client,” he observes. “We encourage client feedback as well as input; after all, the design is for them. “

James McDonald recently received a 2015 MNCBIA Gold Custom Builder Award for Speculative Home; four NCBIA GALA Awards for custom homes; and two Aurora Awards.