James Heimler, Architect, Inc.

James Heimler, Architect, Inc. (JHAI) is one of the leading architecture firms in California for environmentally sustainable design practices and spatial architectural planning. Our general practice firm has completed over 3600 successful commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential projects.

JHAI

James Heimler, Architect, Inc. is one of the leading architecture firms in California for environmentally sustainable design practices and spatial architectural planning. Our general practice firm has developed many successful commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects.

James Heimler, Architect, Inc.

James Heimler, Architect, Inc. is one of the leading architecture firms in California for environmentally sustainable design practices and spatial architectural planning. Our general practice firm has developed many successful commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects.

JHAI

James Heimler, Architect, Inc. is one of the leading architecture firms in California for environmentally sustainable design practices and spatial architectural planning. Our general practice firm has developed many successful commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects.

Environmentally Conscious Architecture

In June 2019, I was contacted to be on a Podcast by “L.I.F.E” MicroFame Media. What is L.I.F.E. and what does it stand for? We will never know, but this L.I.F.E. stood for...

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Porter Ranch, CA

Shepherd of the Hills

Mega Church Expansion including: NBA Basketball Gymnasium, Youth Center, & Recording Studio
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Valencia, CA

Valencia Wine

Care for a drink? Check out this wine club and tasting bar!
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Sherman Oaks, CA

ACF Property Management

New sustainable feng shui office building with 2 biospheres and multiple water features
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Chatsworth, CA

Colarossi Residence

Enjoy the differentiation of space with this remodel of spaces & natural lighting
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Encino, CA

Los Encinos Private School

50's apartment syle for a new remodel for a private school & new building facade
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West Hills, CA

Roger Residence

Romeo and Juliet mission style balcony view from master bedroom addition to the living room
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Hollywood Hills, CA

Radder Residence

See how open & expansive the view is? Hey Jim, look how open and expansive the view is!
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North Hollywood, CA

Hollywood Camera

You can jazz up an entry to a motion-picture camera rental office!
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Mammoth Lakes, CA

Heideman Chalet

Major home hillside addition & remodel. How would you like your set within the forest?
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Woodland Hills, CA

Champley Residence

Hillside 2-story addition & remodel. If you're going to have an entry, go for it!
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Winnetka, CA

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

Church expansion remodel using traditional Lutheran context on a corner lot
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Pomona, CA

Mayfair Hotel

Historic hotel conversion & expansion for new mixed-use retail & housing development
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Sylmar, CA

MacClay multi-family residence

New mixed-use 133 unit apartment, 12,000 s.f retail with 2 levels of subterranean parking. 9 conditional use issues were approved through neighborhood & city planning first time at hearings.
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Sherman Oaks, CA

Scotty Building

Sustainable earthquake replacement of 2-story mixed-use retail/offices, and repairs to 5-story office building and bridge

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Los Angeles, CA

Globe Stainless Warehouse

Check out this clean industrial interior!
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Sherman Oaks, CA

Noble House Condo

New 3 unit condo over naturally lighted subterranean parking with all custom units entered from entry courtyard.
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Santa Clarita, CA

Dwyer Residence

If you’re going to expand your home, do it the Tuscan way!
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Studio City, CA

Heideman Residence

There's nothing like having a greenhouse within a forest!
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Porter Ranch, CA

Shepherd of the Hills

Mega Church Expansion including: NBA Basketball Gymnasium, Youth Center, & Recording Studio
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Compton, CA

Hellen Keller Park Center

Park setting for a sustainable Community Center
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Hollywood Hills, CA

Radder Residence

New hillside estate addition and remodel with new photovoltaic roof-top system.
Let's expand on traditional aesthetics.
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Studio City, CA

Cirrus Management, Moorpark Residences

This face lift converts an old apartment to today's groove!
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Sherman Oaks, CA

Cafe Bizou

Exterior patio dining experience gives the old world new flavor!
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Sherman Oaks, CA

Scotty Building

We treated the entry lobby as a courtyard Anti-Room prior to going to work
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Los Angeles, CA

Globe Stainless Warehouse

Industrial uses on corner commercial lots have many city planning interpretations
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Woodland Hills, CA

Heimler Residence

New master suite with great views and natural light of many defined special uses.
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Van Nuys, CA

Legacy/Mitchell

This private, repurposed corporate headquarters has roof-top parking and an expansive open-air showroom.
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Why JHAI?

We can coordinate your project from its initial inception through design, community, governmental approvals, bidding and construction. In the process of integrating different design solutions, we incorporate sustainable design architectural principles through passive solar, energy-efficient systems and earth friendly building materials.

Our Projects

JHAI's wide range of over 3600 projects includes experience with institutional, commercial, mixed-use, industrial, tenant improvement, space planning, as well as single and multi-family residential clients. Each of these collaborations has furthered our understanding of what sets us apart from our competitors. Our success in helping each client achieve their organization’s goals speaks for itself.

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Residential

Testimonials

"Throughout the term of their contract the firm has provided service of the highest quality and has consistently offered creative solutions to often difficult and complex problems. The firm was always an active team player as other professionals became involved in the design of comprehensive solutions to the Distirct's access compliance problems."
“Jim perfectly interpreted my ideas, and produced a design wich was superior to what I had originally envisioned. His work was so meticulous that the plans easily passed through plan check and all permit guidelines witout any corrections. During construction he was endlessly helpful in keeping the contractor to the plans and correcting errors.”
"JHAI provided the highest quality services and met all the district schedules throughout the term of their contract. The firm was a team player involved in the design and construction document process with the various district project managers."
“He has served both as pro bono advisor on architectural matters and as an active participants in committee discussions. It is through such voluntary efforts by architects that we have come so far into defining streetscapes issues and finding solutions. I wish to commend Mr. Heimler professionalism and civic-mindedness to your consideration.”
“I have found Jim to be a very ethical and professional person in both his personal life and career in architecture. Jim is thorough and confident in making decisions and always considers all the known facts and the best interest of others before proceeding onward. Jim is optimistic in his approach to life and business, but not unrealistic and can be very innovative."
"Jim's passion for environmentally sustainable building practices has been instrumental in LINC's leadership in greening the affordable housing field. Jim is thoughtful in his comments and very collegial in working with other board members and staff."
"Mr. Heimler and his staff have continually designed projects that are within the budget and have minimal substantial change orders or extras all without sacrificing the project's quality, performance, and reliability. Throughout the process of design and construction, Mr. Heimler and his experienced staff demonstrate a strong commitment to coordinationg all aspects of the project while paying attention to detail in a team oriented environment."
"Your firm has proven itself from the first day we worked on the negotiations with the insurance company all the way through design, permitting, and construction as a solid architectural firm that does what is says it will do."

Our Work Process

At JHAI, we believe that great design begins with open dialogue and the exchange of ideas. Our creative thinking and integrated design approach depends on candid discussions with clients before we start designing. We take each project individually, understanding your expectations and making sure they're addressed. Your key insights inform and direct our design expertise.

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Discuss

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Creative Concept

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Rendering & Modeling

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Delivery

On Time & On Budget

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