HMC Architects is pleased to announce that James Sink AIA, LEED AP, DBIA, was promoted to higher education practice leader.

In his new role, Sink is responsible for the strategic vision and overall performance of the firm’s higher education practice.

“I am very proud to welcome James into this new leadership position,” said Brian Staton, president and CEO of HMC Architects. “He has earned a fantastic reputation among his HMC colleagues, industry partners, and clients and is known to bring a fresh spirit and original creative talent to all his endeavors.”

James has over 23 years of experience in higher education design spanning all aspects of campus, including student housing, athletic complexes, and academic buildings. Since joining HMC in 2010, he has led the design of several significant higher education projects, guiding them from conceptual design through design development. As a design leader in HMC’s higher education studio, James led the design of Cal Poly Pomona’s student housing and dining commons and the University of California San Diego’s Ridge Walk North Living and Learning Neighborhood. His promotion underscores HMC’s belief in developing and promoting internal talent and recognizes his role as a leader, mentor, and award-winning expert.

Sink received his Bachelor of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and his Master of Architecture from Harvard University. He is an active member in both the architectural and his neighborhood communities. “I am passionate about the intersection of creativity, intellectual pursuit, and the ability to positively impact people’s lives,” Sink says. “I look forward to engaging with the fantastic talent across the firm to continue to grow this practice and create lasting and positive impact through our work.”