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James Arthur Gresham, American architect. Registered architect, Arizona, New Mexico.


Gresham, James Arthur was born on June 20, 1928 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of James Samuel and Mary Virginia (Phillips) Gresham.


Student, U.Mich., 1949. Bachelor of Architecture, University Oklahoma, 1953.


Member design faculty College Architecture, University Arizona, Tucson, 1962-1971. Partner Gresham Hockings Architects, 1968-1975. President James Gresham & Associates, Inc., 1975-1981, Gresham Larson Associates, Inc., Tucson, 1981-1985.

Principal in charge design The NBBJ Group-Gresham Larson, 1985-1990, NBBJ, Tucson, since 1990. Member advisory council University Arizona College Architecture, since 1983. Board visiting College Architecture University Oklahoma, 1989-1990.

Member facilities advisory council Ariz, Board Community College's, 1972-1976. Vice chairman cluster design review committee Pima County, Arizona, 1977-1985. Chairman urban design and planning committee Tucson Tomorrow, 1983-1985.

Member Pima County Urban Design Commission, 1985-1987. Chairman Pima County Design Review Committee, 1985-1988. Member Community Resources Bank, Tucson, 1985-1986.


  • Registered architect, Arizona, New Mexico.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibit Meliora Gallery, Tucson, 1993. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member steering committee Goals of Tucson, 1981-1983. Member Tucson Tomorrow, 1982-1989. Member citiens advisory committee Rillito Corridor Study, Tucson, 1983-1984.

Board directors Human Adventure Center, Tucson, 1983-1984. President Patronato San Xavier, Tucson, 1989, board directors, since 1983. Board directors Rio Santa Cruz chapter Arizona History Society, Tucson, 1982-1984.

Fellow American Institute of Architects (national committee on design 1973-1974, president Southern Arizona chapter 1971, 7 design awards southern Arizona chapter 1985-1992, design award Western Mountain Region 1991, Vision 2000 committee 100 1989). Member Arizona Society Architects (president 1972-1974, 92, 7 design awards 1978-1988, Arizona chapter 1985-1986), Professional Allies Club Tucson (president 1981), Tucson Literary Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography. History; cycling.


Married Sara Jane Woods, February 12, 1954 (divorced 1970). Married Helen Elizabeth Murphy, June 19, 1970 (divorced 1975). Married Florence Jeanne Carlson, October 11, 1975.

1 child, Ann Marie.

James Samuel Gresham

Mary Virginia (Phillips) Gresham

Sara Jane Woods

Helen Elizabeth Murphy

Florence Jeanne Carlson

Ann Marie Gresham