James Polk – Architect

James Polk wears many hats. He is a practicing architect with over 25 years of experience designing sustainable buildings and neighborhoods throughout the United States, with stints in Washington DC, Wisconsin, and Mississippi.

As an educator, he has taught college classes in architectural history, sustainability, professional practice, design, and drawing at the University of Southern Mississippi and at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

He writes a bi-weekly ‘green living’ newspaper column, publishes a blog – the New American Village – on sustainability and livable communities, and has a couple of book projects in the works. As a public speaker, his lively presentations of ‘what can be’ serve to stimulate a greater awareness of what it takes to manifest a healthy, balanced, and more livable world.


We highly recommend that you click on two boxes – the number of bedrooms you know you need, and one less bedroom. For example, if you need 4 bedrooms, click on the boxes next to 4 and next to 3. Otherwise you will not see homes where existing rooms on the lower, main, or upper levels might work perfectly well as a bedroom instead of as an office, study, etc.