Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has recently hired James Draheim, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, as president of the firm’s 175-person nationwide architectural practice. Draheim will be responsible for all facets of the firm’s business development, operations, strategic planning, and growth.
Prior to joining Dewberry, Draheim was the senior vice president and national director of the URS facilities practice, a $620 million architectural/engineering design, CM/PM, and international services division. He also spent much of his career with HDR, with his most recent position as senior vice president and managing principal of the firm’s Alexandria, Virginia, office.
With more than 25 years of experience, Draheim’s portfolio includes significant healthcare, higher education, and science and technology projects, in both the public and private sectors. A representative list of clients includes the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Institutes of Health, and the Mayo Clinic’s Saint Marys Hospital.
“I’m excited to be at Dewberry, and I’m looking forward to growing Dewberry’s architectural practice in support of the company’s strategic goals for market and geographic expansion,” says Draheim.
“In recruiting Jim to Dewberry, we knew that he would bring solid business acumen to the practice,” says Dewberry Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Stone, Jr., PE. “Jim is also a practicing architect who brings a strong portfolio of healthcare, higher education, and science and technology design excellence to Dewberry.” The firm is well known for its depth in these markets, as well as libraries, recreation centers, and criminal justice and correctional facilities.
Draheim holds Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is a registered architect in 30 states. Draheim is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Virginia Society AIA, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and Society of American Military Engineers.
Dewberry is a leading professional services firm with a proven history of providing architecture, engineering, and management and consulting services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 40 locations and 1,800+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit www.dewberry.com.