James Dougherty, AICP, CNU-Accredited, ASAI
Principal, Director of Design
James Dougherty is Principal and Director of Design at Dover, Kohl & Partners. James has dedicated his career to helping communities envision and implement a more walkable, sustainable future. James began working with Dover-Kohl in 1996 and has since participated in over 120 design and form-based coding charrettes in the United States and abroad. James works closely with the firm’s Principals, Project Directors and Urban Designers to establish the design direction of each of the office’s projects. He participates in all aspects of the office's work, including public involvement, development of master plans, regulating plans and form-based codes. James also specializes in the creation of many of the company's three-dimensional illustrations, using a blend of hand-drawn and computer techniques.
James’ graphics and visualizations illustrating sustainable urban design and form-based code principles have been published in over a dozen books, including Retrofitting Suburbia by Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson, Form Based Codes by Daniel and Karen Parolek and Paul Crawford, and The Charrette Handbook by the National Charrette Institute. James was educated at Hampton University (Bachelor of Architecture) and the University of Miami (Master of Architecture - Town & Suburb Design Program). James holds AICP certification from the American Planning Association.