Expert Witness – Architect’s Standard of Care

Expert witness services are provided by James B. Atkins, FAIA, FKIA, President of ATKINS CONSULTING SOLUTIONS. Jim has worked in the design and construction industry for the past 40 years in both construction and design disciplines. During his 32 years with HKS Architects he designed and developed their construction services program and was involved with over $200 billion of in-place construction. He also served as Chief Operations Officer and oversaw fiscal and contractual activities. He served as the firm’s Chief Risk Management Officer for over 25 years, establishing risk management protocols for architectural services.

Mr. Atkins was a co-author of many of the 2007 AIA documents. He also served and chaired the AIA Risk Management Committee where he worked in liaison with professional liability insurance carriers for architects and engineers. He has been elected to the College of Fellows in both the American Institute of Architects and the Korean Institute of Architects.

Jim is a prolific writer with co-authorship in seven industry publications. His most recent work includes The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, 14th edition, 2008 John Wiley &Sons, Hoboken, Managing Project Risk: Best Practices for Architects and Related Professionals, 2008, Introduction to Health Care Planning, Design and Construction, 2nd edition, 2008, and The Architecture Student’s Handbook of Professional Practice, 14th edition, 2011.