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The following is a brief biography of James (Jim) Babos, Architect and Owner of Babos Design Studio, L.L.C.:Babos Residence   Babos Family
Babos Residence, ca. 1900 Cranford, N.J.          Babos Family, Florence, Italy

Born and raised in Cranford, New Jersey, Jim is the youngest of seven children.  Being of Hungarian descent, he has a certain amount of "gypsy" blood in him. In 1982 he attended the University of Texas at Arlington, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture in 1984. Returning to New Jersery, he worked in the New York area for a local architect specializing in office buildings.  In 1986 he moved to Arizona and attended Arizona State University, graduating in 1988 with a Master of Architecture degree.

Jim has worked for several Phoenix area architecture firms. Among them was award winning architect George Christensen, specializing in religious and hospitality facilities; Daniel Schmitt, Architect specializing in custom homes; and Foster Associates, specializing in eduation and religious facilities.  In 1990, Jim  become a resitered architect in the state of Arizona (#24628).

Since 1992, Jim has operated Babos Design Studio, L.L.C., a Phoenix area architectural firm.  They have been involved in a wide variety of projects, both commercial and residential.  Commercial work has included multi-family housing, medical facilities, a church, an indoor swim center, retail buildings, office buildings, art galleries, puppy stores and numerous tenant improvements.  Residential work has included both new and renovation from additions to production homes to custom homes as large as 12,000 square feet.  Scope of services provided has included master planning; site development; design, development and construction documents; coordination with various City and Government entities; project administration; field administration / supervision from part time to full time.

Jim is married, with two daughters. They enjoy traveling, the beach, and snow skiing. He is or has been a member of the Madera de la Mesa Homeowers Board, the City of Mesa Building Board of Appeals, St. Bridgets parish in Mesa, and the Knights of Columbus.
 
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