Historic Preservation Architect and Advocate Jim Kienle

HUNI Final 2016 Quarterly Meeting Featured Renowned Indiana Preservation Architect and Advocate, Jim Kienle

For the final HUNI Quarterly Meeting of 2016 on November 3rd, HUNI was delighted to feature remarks from the former chair of IHPC and Lockerbie resident James Kienle

Background Info on Kienle

James Kienle has spent the majority of his 40 years as an architect specializing in preservation design; bringing new life to historic structures, campuses, small town Main Streets and urban environments. He is viewed as one who has forged the way in historic preservation in his work, his leadership, and his mentoring.  In 2009, Kienle joined Moody Nolan to oversee the firm’s Historic Preservation Studio. Previously, Jim owned and operated the firm James T. Kienle & Associates, which he established in 2003, to concentrate his talents and passion for preservation architecture and urban design. Prior to this, Kienle served as the former VP and National Director of Historic Preservation Architecture for the prestigious US firm HNTB. In recognition of Jim’s national contributions to Preservation Design, he was elevated to the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious College of Fellows. In 2003, Governor Frank O’Bannon awarded him the Sagamore of the Wabash for his pioneering work in Indiana Historic Preservation, the highest honor awarded a citizen by the State of Indiana at that time. In addition to these afore named awards the AIA has presented him the Edward D. Pierre Award as a civic leader and advocate of the architectural profession in public affairs; the Juliet Peddle Award for demonstrating a pioneering spirit, achievement in architecture, and involvement in the community, the Indiana President’s Award and Gold Medal.