James Saisakorn, RA has worked with Turett Collaborative Architects for eleven years. He lived and studied in Switzerland at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL) before returning to the United States to receive his B. ARCH in 1996 in Architecture and French from Carnegie Mellon University. He was named a Carnegie Tradition Scholar, graduated with College and University Honors, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society.
Saisakorn began his career in Pittsburgh with Tai + Lee Architects focusing primarily on affordable and energy efficient housing developments seeking to revitalize neighborhoods under a community development program administered by the Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation (PHDC) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). This work on energy efficient and green building design contributed to the production and publication of the 1996 Building Design Manual for the Pennsylvania Energy Code.
In 1996, Saisakorn began at Sidnam Petrone Gartner as a designer on small scale residential projects and time-sensitive retail projects for high profile clients such as Ralph Lauren, and was promoted to Project Manager, on increasingly larger residential and corporate projects. Saisakorn’s role at TCA is that of Project Manager, typically overseeing 7-8 projects in varying phases of design and construction.