T. James (Jim) Truby TJT
Principal, Project Manager, Registered ArchitectPeople PPL
MA Social Anthropology, The American University
Fellow, Washington Urban Transportation Center
Bachelor of Architecture, Carnegie-Mellon University
1994 - Present: Synthesis Incorporated Principal
Oversight responsibility for all of Synthesis' real estate development management projects, and lead responsibility for managing certain projects from initial involvement through completion. Project responsibilities include managing site acquisition, planning, feasibility analysis, scheduling, budgeting, financing, design, permitting, and construction, to projects of non-profit, institutional and commercial clients. Synthesis has managed the development of 22 office, education, health, religious, assisted living and cultural projects for a wide range of institutional clients including the University of Maryland Medical System, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, several Episcopal Parishes, and the Maryland Science Center.
1985 - 1994: Crystal Hill Investments Principal
Lead responsibility within a commercial real estate development company for all aspects — land acquisition, financing, design, construction, leasing — of numerous speculative office and warehouse buildings and the development of build-to-suit office buildings including a 65,000 square foot medical office facility.
1980 - 1985: Maryland Aviation Administration MD Aviation Administrator
Overall responsibility for development and operation of BWI and Martin State Airports, including development of BWI's $19 million Piedmont (now USAir) Passenger Hub in seven months, and re-establishment of scheduled transatlantic passenger service. Also, developed BWI Foreign Trade Zone, General Aviation Facility and Amtrak Rail Station.
1980 - 1985: Maryland Aviation Administration MD Aviation Administrator
Oversight responsibility for planning and physical development at BWI and Martin State Airports and direction of BWI’s air cargo service program.
1975 - 1978: Maryland Aviation Administration Director of Planning and Development
Direction of master planning and physical development at BWI and Martin State Airports
1973 - 1975: Maryland Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary Manager, Policy Analysis
Analyzed and testified on proposed transportation-related legislation; developed the Department’s Action Plan for considering social, environmental and historical factors in planning and designing transportation facilities.
1968 - 1973: National Institute of Mental Health Facilities Planning Consultant
Led interdisciplinary teams and provided project planning and design consultation to over 40 communities.
1965 - 1967: U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Sfax, Tunisia
Designed 200,000 s.f. public works complex and 90-unit apartment building. Reviewed and approved all new construction for code and zoning compliance and issued building permits.
Current Associations
Trustee, Board of Trustees, Howard Community College
Member, Board of Directors, Horizon Foundation
Member, BWI Airport Development Council
Member, Leadership Howard County
Registered Architect, Maryland
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