About Us

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 commercialindustrialinstitutional and residential projects.

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.

Meet The Team

Staying current in professional architecture requires a flexible team, eager to adapt to new & changing technologies. JHAI brings 34 years of problem solving experience and an innovative design staff including all engineering and design consulting: Cost Estimators, Landscape Architects, Civil Engineers/Land Surveying Services, Structural Engineers, Mechanical, Plumbing, & Electrical Engineers, LEED Consultants, and Audio-Visual/Acoustical Consultants.
Jim Heimler
Jim HeimlerPrincipal Architect
  • 1985-present California State License #C15525
  • 2005-present USGBC-AP-LEED Accredited Professional
  • 1996-present Washington State License #6983
  • 2007-present Nevada State License #5929
  • 1996-present National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) #46757
  • 1996-2016 Certified Volunteer - Post Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings through the Governor's office of Emergency Services (O.E.S.) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • 2014 - Los Angeles Certified Green Business Award – City of Los Angeles
  • 2012 - San Fernando Valley American Institute of Architects - 30 year award for Community Service
  • 2003 - Merit Award for Design Excellence- American Institute of Architects San Fernando Valley Chapter, for the “ACF Property Management Building” in Sherman Oaks, CA
  • 1998 - Citation Award for Design Excellence - American Institute of Architects San Fernando Valley Chapter, for the “Scotty Building” in Sherman Oaks, CA
  • 1995 - Certificate of Achievement for Community Service - American Institute of Architects San Fernando Valley Chapter
  • 1976 - Second place award in engineering design national competition – California State University Northridge

Arnie Levine
Arnie LevineSenior Architect
  • 1989-present Architect-California License No. C19816
  • 2003 Merit Award for Design Excellence - American Institute of Architects San Fernando Valley Chapter, for the "ACF Property Management Building" in Sherman Oaks, CA.
  • 1998 Citation Award for Design Excellence as Project Architect - American Institute of Architects San Fernando Valley Chapter, for the "Scotty Building" in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Our commitment to the health, safety and welfare of the occupants of any project is at the forefront of our thoughts. We study building product environmental effects and work toward specifying less toxic building materials.

At James Heimler, Architect, Inc., we consider the materials' origin, production and installation prior to their selection, and in relation to the budget and building program. James Heimler is a "LEED" Certified professional and a member of the Los Angeles Eco-City Council, an extremely active group of people who work toward and disseminate information on urban sustainable design concepts and social behaviors. His contacts for earth friendly developments are with Local, State and Federal Agencies and Utility Companies.

The entire project, large or small, will receive the kind of planning and attention to detail you expect and one we are proud to share with you.

James Heimler's experience as a general partner in both development and property management companies assists in providing a wider eye toward achieving a very realistic approach to our project planning and design decisions. All our energies work toward providing true value-added professional services to each and every friend we have.

World Capable
We are an architecture firm in California - specifically we are Los Angeles based architects. Our work has been built in Catalina, Arizona, San Diego, Mammoth Mountain, Idaho, Washington, and even Shanghai, China. Wherever it might be, however, our passion is for environmental architecture, sustainable design practices.