James P. Cramer

Chairman Emeritus and Founder

Jim Cramer is the founder of Greenway and Chairman Emeritus. He researches, consults, and gives seminars for leading professional firms around the world. He is the author of several hundred articles and several books, including the critically acclaimed Design Plus Enterprise: Seeking a New Reality in Architecture. He is co-author of How Firms Succeed 5.0: New horizons for the Professional Services Firm, and the editor of the Almanac of Architecture & Design. Cramer is the former chief executive of the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. (1988-94), the recipient of more than 80 awards and honors, a Richard Upjohn Fellow of the AIA, and a Fellow of the International Leadership Forum in La Jolla, Calif. He is currently the CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based think tank the Design Futures Council. An educator, futurist, and business adviser, he is often leading strategic retreats and facilitating sessions about “futures invention” and value migration changes in the design professions. 

He has a Master of Science from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science from Northern State University. He studied and has Graduate Certificates from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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