James B. Swiger, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, CHC

President and Principal-in-Charge


A substantial and visionary industry leader with significant experience in green building, architecture, planning, and renovation of historic structures.

· Excellent sustainable design skills
· Superior architectural planning skills
· Great knowledge of the construction process and industry
· Significant interview and presentation skills
· Expert knowledge in project planning
· State leader in architectural application of color 3D printing technology
· Facilitated multiple projects on historic preservation and renovation
· Intimate knowledge of the Scoville Scale – hot pepper enthusiast

A dedicated professional with proven leadership and experience in architecture, energy and environmental design, comfortable in spearheading multi-million dollar projects. Pioneer in architectural application of color 3D printing, and philanthropist.


WYK Associates, Inc.
2010 – Present, Clarksburg, WV
As president and principal-in-charge, James has the lead on every project from start to completion. He manages the project quality according to the highest industrial and ethical standards. James is a licensed and registered architect in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland.

Vice President / Principal
WYK Associates, Inc.
2008 – 2010, Clarksburg, WV

Project Architect
WYK Associates, Inc.
2005 – 2008, Clarksburg, WV

Project Manager/Project Architect
Blackwood Associates, Inc.
2000 – 2005
Managed projects like the Stonewall Resort Lodge, a 200 Room Hotel, Conference Center and Retreat located in Roanoke, WV, as well as the Ripley Municipal Building in Ripley, WV and the masonry restoration to Waldomore, Clarksburg, WV & Carskadon Mansion, Keyser, WV.

Architectural Intern
Stephen Hughes Gegner Architects
1997 – 2000
Worked on a variety of historic structures, involving restorations and/or adaptive re-use. Creative management of projects within flood plain areas, making projects flood-resistant and /or flood-proof by means of flood-resistant construction.

Architectural Intern
WYK Associates, Inc.
1996 – 1997
Master planned entire building sites; planned and integrated building additions. Projects included the Philippi Grade School Addition, the Hewes Avenue parking garage renovations, and the Greathouse Funeral Home addition and renovations.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

2015 Campaign Chair
United Way of Harrison County, Inc.
March 2014 – Present

Board of Directors – Grants Committee Chairman
United Way of Harrison County, Inc.
2013 – 2014

Board of Directors – Member
“Clarksburg Uptown” Revitalization Group
2013 – Present

Board of Directors – Member
Harrison County Chamber of Commerce
2013 – Present

Education & Economic Development Committee – Member
Harrison County Chamber of Commerce
2014 – Present

Allied Member
League of Historic American Theaters
2014 – Present | Environment

Advisory Board – Member
School of Business; S.I.U.
2014 – Present

Lt. Governor, Division 3
WV Kiwanis Club District
2009 – 2010

Board of Directors – Member
Kiwanis Club of Clarksburg
2013 – Present

Distinguished President
Kiwanis Club of Clarksburg
2008 – 2009

Charter Member
Salem-Doddridge County Kiwanis Club
2009 – Present

Opportunities you are looking for:

· Volunteering
· Pro-Bono Consulting

Causes you care about:

· Economic Empowerment
· Education
· Poverty Alleviation
· Science and Technology

Organizations you support:

· United Way of Harrison County
· Harrison County Chamber of Commerce
· “Clarksburg Uptown” Revitalization Group
· Kiwanis Club of Clarksburg
· Elks Club

Skills & Endorsements


· Sustainable Design
· Construction
· Renovation
· Architecture
· Comprehensive Planning
· Project Planning
· Feasibility Studies
· Architecture
· Construction Drawings


University of Tennessee-Knoxville
5 YR Bachelor of Architecture, School of Architecture
1990 – 1996
Conducted an Independent Study on the use of Styrofoam with plywood and metal skins as a structural building system under Dr. Joseph Kersavage.  Took Advanced Structures and explored the multiple uses and characteristics of hyperbolic paraboloids used as either concrete structural shells or as tensile structures.

Liberty High School
1987 – 1990


Additional Info

Networking · unique building design solutions · sports · traveling · volunteering in the community · collecting antiques · remodeling houses · Clarksburg Jazz Stroll

Personal Details
Birthday: February 22nd

Advice for Contacting You
Please contact me for advice on how WYK Associates, Inc., can help you with making your dream building become a reality.

Honors and Awards

Additional Honors and Awards
2013 Merit Award in Architecture from AIA-WV for Shinnston Community Center (unbuilt)
2013 Merit Award in Architecture from AIA-WV for FSU Folklife Center, Interior
2013 Merit Award in Architecture from AIA-WV for FSU Folklife Center, Exterior
2013 Energy Star Award, Elkins Middle School
2008 Merit Award in Architecture from AIA-WV for “Jackson Square” in Clarksburg, WV (Co-Design Architect)
2009 Governor’s Award for “Promoting Membership Growth” WV Kiwanis District
2008 Generation Next: 40 under 40 by the State Journal of West Virginia
2008 “Volunteer of the Year” – Harrison County Chamber of Commerce
2010-2011 Cambridge Who’s Who Honored Member
Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Recipient


West Virginia AIA Board of Directors, Past Member · WV-USGBC · National Council of Architectural Registration Boards · Salem Street Sweep Organizer

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