James Krueger

HMC Architects recently announced that James Krueger, AIA, NCARB, has been named the firm’s new director of design. He will oversee design and lead strategies to improve the impact of HMC’s work.

Formerly serving as design principal where he led projects for HMC’s PreK-12 and civic practices, Krueger’s creative approach emphasizes the firm’s purpose of “design for good” to support clients with high-performance solutions that aim to have a positive impact.

A graduate of California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, Krueger received his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2001 and began his career as a junior designer at HMC that same year. He was one of the founding members of HMC’s Emerging Leaders Forum, where he served as vice-chair. He also recently served as an advisor to HMC’s Board of Directors.

Krueger’s award-winning portfolio of projects includes the County of San Diego’s North Coastal Live Well Health Center, Irvine Unified School District’s Portola High School, the City of San Clemente Marine Safety Headquarters, and the Quail Hill Community Center in Irvine, Calif. Krueger has maintained a close connection with Cal Poly Pomona, his alma mater, where he has co-taught vertical studios and participates regularly in design reviews.