As a KCCT associate, James Dudney leverages more than 30 years of professional practice experience, which includes work on government, commercial, and educational facilities. Specializing in multi-stakeholder assignments with an emphasis on historical preservation and sustainability, he oversees KCCT’s most complex projects for our government clients, including the Department of State/OBO, the Architect of the Capitol, and the General Services Administration. James has led the KCCT effort on a wide breadth of projects with diverse climates and scopes, including the New Embassy Compound in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; the New USAID Annex Office Building in Accra, Ghana; conservation of the Grant Memorial and the U.S. Botanic Garden; the U.S. Embassy Master Plan in Niamey, Niger; and two Department of State perimeter security projects that enhance the pedestrian experience in the public realm adjacent to the Main State Building.
In addition to his project management role, James manages KCCT’s construction-phase design support effort, providing home office-based project administration to multiple foreign and domestic projects.
James’s commitment to sustainability and preservation of the built environment extends to his participation in civic engagement organizations. He currently serves as Vice President of the Dupont Circle Conservancy, an all-volunteer, membership-based educational nonprofit that promotes the historic and architectural character of Dupont Circle and nearby areas of Washington, DC. He reviews and provides comments on conceptual designs of proposed local construction projects for presenters and the DC Historic Preservation Office as part of the construction permit approval process. James has previously served as Treasurer for the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA), for which he was actively involved in DCCA’s annual house tour for historic homes and grant program for local causes. Additionally, he held the role of Design Committee Chairman for Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets (HDCMS), whose mission is to revitalize and maintain local economies. During his tenure, he worked with the National Park Service and local DC government to generate planning improvements for several neighborhood green and small park spaces.
James is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where a visit to the School of Architecture revived his childhood interest in building design and he obtained a Bachelor of Architecture.
Years of Industry Experience
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Notre Dame
Professional Licenses, Certifications, Memberships, and Associations
American Institute of Architects
Dupont Circle Conservancy, Vice President
National Trust for Historic Preservation
DC Preservation League