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