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James Mehaffey

AIA Central PA


RLPS Architects

As a leader of the RLPS Architects team and now Partner, Jim has been responsible for coordinating multi-disciplinary teams and guiding projects through the planning and design phases into construction and occupancy. He also serves as the firm’s in-house code coordinator, drawing on his project experience, to provide code analysis for projects throughout the design process and as part of construction document review. Jim also conducts post-occupancy code reviews and recommendations for our clients. He is an NCARB Registered Architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Jim currently serves as chairperson of the AIA PA Building Codes Task Force, providing educational content to members and working with state legislators on amendments to the Construction Code language. He is a board member for LanCode, the Lancaster County Code Association, and serves on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) workgroup currently defining the code’s technical provisions. Jim has also served on the Board of Directors for the Lancaster Museum of Art and has volunteered for the local MS Walk since 2008.

Jim authors a blog, Lessons Learned from the Yeoman Architect.

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AIA Pennsylvania

(717) 236 4055

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