Jim Tinson '92

Jim Tinson '92

CEO & Partner
Hart Howerton

Expertise: Planning and Design
Membership: 2020-present

As CEO, Jim combines an extensive business management background with broad design talent to lead Hart Howerton’s operations, working directly with client leadership for complex assignments in sensitive locations throughout the world. From cities to private estates, clients seek out Jim’s business acumen, international relationships, technical expertise and more than 20 years of experience as a strategist, planner and designer. 

Jim has worked to create new communities, urban centers, international destinations and mixed-use environments for such premier clients and developers as The Related Companies, Discovery Land Company, DMB, St. Joe Company, Crescent Resources, Revolution Resorts, Rockefeller Group Development Company, Howard Hughes Corporation, Walt Disney Company, and MSD Capital.

An active educator, Jim has served as a returning critic for advanced studios at the Yale Graduate School of Architecture, an instructor in Executive Education courses on Community Planning for the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has been a lecturer and juror at the University of Pennsylvania and Notre Dame. His work has been published and exhibited internationally.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Architecture from Yale University.