Jim GORING. Jim brings a commitment to excellence in design, and a real joy in working with passionate people to our practice. Jim is particularily adept at working with complex public and cultural user groups are typical in the projects Jim directs. His infectious energy and openness are evident in his work with involved stake holders, and he enjoys finding the kernel of valuein a difficult situation that can give a public project direction and legs. Jim developed a profound respect for the land as an associate at the late William Turnbull’s office in San Francisco.
That respect includes a commitment to sustainable design principles that begins with common sense (often overlooked in search of the big idea), and extends to embrace the promise of materials and energy technologies that can help our buildings live more lightly on the earth. Jim brings a depth of commitment to excellence that has been recognized by numerous design awards.
André STRAJA. André has lead Goring & Straja’s competition efforts, winning commissions for housing, resort, cultural, and commercial projects with rigorous designs that create compelling visions with clear ideas and dynamic spaces. A member of the Aia and registered as a licensed architect both in Texas and California, André’s experience in both architectural and interior projects spans over 25 years. André holds a B.A., and B. Arch from Rice University. Prior to founding Goring & Straja he worked with gensler & associates in Houston and San Francisco, William Turnbull and associates in San Francisco and he was creative director of studios architecture (Paris), an international firm with offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, and Paris and Antonio Citterio. André is renowned for his expertise in workplace design, interiors in general and new office building construction. André brings extraordinary drive to our work, and a commitment to meaningful collaboration with our clients.