James A. Mehaffey, AIA

RLPS employee since 1995

Bachelor of Architecture with Honors, Minor in Architectural History, Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania State University Renaissance Scholar
AIA Henry Adams Award
Greater Harrisburg Foundation Steele Fund Award of Merit

Jim is a senior project manager responsible for coordinating multi- disciplinary teams and guiding projects though the planning and design phases into construction and occupancy. He also serves as our in-house code coordinator, drawing on his project experience, to provide code analysis for projects throughout the design process and as part of construction document review. Jim also conducts post-occupancy code reviews and recommendations for our clients. He is an NCARB Registered Architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Jim currently serves as chairperson of the AIA PA Building Codes Subcommittee., providing educational content to members, as well as working with State Legislators on amendments to the Construction Code language. He is a board member for LanCode, the Lancaster County Code Association, and serves on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) workgroup currently defining the technical provisions of the code. Jim has also served on the Board of Directors for the Lancaster Museum of Art and has volunteered for the local MS Walk since 2008.

Jim authors a blog, Lessons Learned from the Yeoman Architect.

Lesson Learned: An avid history enthusiast, Jim minored in architectural art history and subscribes to the adage by George Santayana, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”