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Jodi James Associate, Intern Architect Calgary

Jodi is an intern architect experienced in public realm and cultural projects that bridge art, urban design, graphic design, and architecture. Her diverse portfolio of work with major municipalities and community groups demonstrates her approach to city-building grounded in a sense of place. Before DIALOG, Jodi served as project coordinator for Calgary’s 1st Street SW Underpass Enhancement project, which won a Canadian Architect Award of Excellence in 2012. She was also responsible for the conceptual, schematic, and design development documents for the 4th Street SW Underpass Enhancement. These projects gave Jodi great insight into the nuances of designing within the complex context of public infrastructure and private stakeholder investment. 

At DIALOG, Jodi had a key role on our Glenbow Museum concept design team and led the master planning and visioning for the Indefinite Arts Centre project. She draws on her strong writing, speaking, and graphic communication skills to work with stakeholders and her team. Jodi is also highly involved with the University of Calgary, where she recently completed her sixth appointment as a sessional instructor for the School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape.

If you could work a ‘day in the life’ of another discipline at DIALOG, whose would it be?
Our IT department is out of this world: their workload is unrelenting, their patience unending and their commitment is second to none. I’m fascinated by what they are charged with in a given day – plus, think of the health benefits from all that running around.

What’s in your office snack drawer?
Dried mango and an empty cinnamon gum pack.

What’s one quote you live by?
“I disguise myself as a service provider and then give [them] more than they bargained for.” – Florian Idenburg


Master of Architecture
University of Calgary

Bachelor of Science
University of Calgary

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