James W. Thomson

AECOM, a fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced that James W. Thomson, AIA, NCARB, has been named vice president and managing principal for its Midwest region Buildings + Places practice, part of its Design and Consulting Services (DCS) group. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the Buildings + Places practice is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. In this role, Thomson will be responsible for strategic growth and development while providing leadership and overall direction for the division’s Midwest region. Thomson brings 23 years of experience in design and leadership with expertise in healthcare environments. Prior to joining AECOM, Thomson was with national architecture firm HDR where he led design teams in the development of major health care projects across North America. Throughout his career, he has worked with Penn State Hershey Medical Center Allina/Children’s Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, United/ Children’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Etobicoke Health Centre and Sheppard Pratt Health Systems. Thomson holds a master’s degree in architecture from Lawrence Tech University and a Bachelor of Science in architectural studies from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.