After completing a series of summer internships at numerous architectural firms during his college years, James Rose earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee. He began his professional career at Thompson & Litton Architects, Engineers, Planners in Bristol, VA, as a Design Associate. He soon moved on to Brewer Ingram Fuller Architects, in Knoxville, TN, where he spent the next several years designing, documenting and managing more than 30 architecture projects that cost from $300,000 to $10,000,000. Today, James operates his own residential architecture practice, with an emphasis on both energy efficiency and principles of regional modernism. He also lectures at the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, and has taught First, Second, Third, and Fourth year architecture design studios.
In 2008, James was a finalist for the University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Teaching Award.