James M McEachern, Architect Palm Springs, California





James M McEachern

     I relocated my architectural practice from Washington State to Palm Springs in 2002 and offer services for custom and speculative residential design, commercial design, additions, remodels and tenant improvements. My work is unique and competently crafted with much focus given to delivering efficient designs on-budget, on-time and at very reasonable rates. I am a licensed architect in both the states of California and Washington.

My design services include:

   Feasibility Studies
   Conceptual Renderings
   Conceptual Design
   Homeowner’s Association presentation drawings
   Construction/permit drawings
   Construction Administration
   Model Crafting
   Hand or AutoCad computer Drafting

     Since my arrival in 2002, I have been commissioned to design a varitey of residences ranging from 3,000 to 6,000 square feet located in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Palm Desert and in The Reserve. I have also worked on remodels and additions throughout the area. This experience gave me the opportunity to learn the ways of the local building and planning departments, local building techniques, local structural and energy requirements and the peculiarities of some of the many homeowner’s associations.

     Please peruse the Projects pages to see a representation of my work.  I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your needs. I think you would find that I am an easy person to work with who listens well, responds quickly and always has the best interest of the client/project in mind.

1982-1985 Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Major: Architecture    
1985-1987 University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Bachelor of Arts, Architecture
1987 University of Washington, Rome, Italy
Rome Studies Program, Architecture in Rome, Rome, Italy
1988-1991 Bumgartner Architects, Seattle, Washington
LightSource Lighting Design, Seattle, Washington
1991-1994 Snodgrass-Freeman Architects, Gig Harbor, Washington
Intern Architect. Developed construction documents for several commercial and residential projects
1994-1994 McGranahan Architects, Tacoma, Washington
Intern Architect. Project development of several school remodels
1994-1998 Architects Reed Reinvald Johnson Willows (ARRJW), Tacoma Washington
Project Architect. Managed and developed several projects ranging from resident care facilities to public schools with tasks ranging from design development to construction documenting to bidding to construction administration
1998-Present James M McEachern, Architect
Private practice of custom and speculative home design, home additions, commercial office buildings and collaborative work with other local firms.