James Vira, AIA, LEED AP is the Principal and Design Director for VIRALINE Architecture . With over 20 years of experience focused on the design and construction of large scale, complex, design-focused projects, James has developed a diverse portfolio that includes work for colleges and universities, K-12 schools, international corporations, and private residential clients. He has completed projects at all stages of the design process and applies the same professionalism, creativity, and rigor to all projects, regardless of size.

Mr. Vira is a published and award-winning designer. His ability to synthesize client, budget, and building technology into compelling designs is a key strength. Projects such as his
competition-winning proposal for Rapidly Deployable Provisional Housing for the NYC Office of Emergency Management received recognition from Architect Magazine’s Progressive Architecture design awards.



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Selected Media


Inhabitat; November 2013

Apartmenttherapy.com; April 2013

Architectmagazine.com; December 2012


Architect Magazine; January 2009

Architecture and Culture (Korea); November 2008

C3 Architecture (Korea); November 2008

Apartment Therapy Presents: Real Homes, Real People, Hundreds of Design Solutions

Oprah’s O at Home Magazine; Winter 2006

2006 HGTV’s Small Spaces Big Style