James Cleary received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his Masters of Architecture from Yale University, where he was nominated for the Feldman prize and was selected as the school's sole nominee to the international SOM Traveling Fellowship.
He has been licensed to practice architecture in New York State since 1996.
He has taught in the architecture program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Cleary's work has been published in The New York Times, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Design Bureau, Forbes, Interior Design, and Interiors, and has been featured on brownstoner.com and curbed.com.
JCA is a full-service architectural firm that designs a variety of commissioned and speculative works. Our projects range from a re-imagined brownstone to a modern apartment building, from renovations to new ground-up construction, and from elegant urban apartments to Shaker-inspired country retreats.
As your project develops, our extensive practical knowledge of construction allows us to find ways to build creative design ideas in a manner that insures your project is carried out with the highest level of quality and the best possible use of your resources. We have a deep network of long standing relationships with skilled consultants, contractors, fabricators, and craftspeople, any of whom we can call upon to help realize your project.