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Jim Singleton IV


At a Glance

Class Year: 1966

Award Year: 2012

Degree: Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Construction

Profession: Architecture

Biography

Since establishing the firm that bears his name in Bryan in 1998, Jim Singleton, who earned bachelor’s degrees in architecture and architectural construction in 1968, has earned numerous design awards from the Texas Association of School Administrators and School Boards for his new or renovated educational buildings and athletic facilities. Singleton attended Texas A&M on a football scholarship, eventually became the team’s starting center, then served as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War after earning a commission as a second lieutenant. His practice includes medical buildings, banks, office buildings, restaurants and shopping centers while specializing in educational buildings of all sizes and budgets, with more than 200 designs built in more than 90 school districts. His firm’s projects include the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, the Texas A&M Sports Museum, the Brazos County Expo Complex and pro bono projects such as the Twin City Mission, the African-American Heritage Museum, Chabad House, the Victory Family Substance Abuse Center and a new high school in Hearne, Texas, converted from an abandoned Wal-Mart. Throughout his career, he has mentored dozens of young Aggie architects and interns and his current office associates are all registered Aggie architects. Singleton has also been active in civic efforts, having served in leadership posts in the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial, the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, the Research Valley Partnership, the Chamber of Commerce Facilities Committee, the Decent Affordable Safe Housing Committee and the Brazos Valley Boys and Girls Club. Singleton also helped lead an effort organizing a volunteer consortium of architects and engineers to save downtown Bryan’s iconic Queen Theater. A member of the American Institute of Architects, Singleton has served as president of the Brazos Valley Chapter of the AIA and has held several leadership posts with the Texas Society of Architects.