Jim Stevens is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University, College of Architecture and Design, where he is the founding and acting Director of makeLab™, a digital fabrication and design studio. As director, Jim oversees research, publication and industry-sponsored design projects. Additionally, Jim conducts frequent makeLab workshops and lectures across the U.S., China, and Europe. Prior to his appointment to the faculty at Lawrence Tech, Jim was the founding principle of a North Carolina design firm and more recently a principle with Peterson, Eure and Associates, P.A Jim is a Licensed Architect in the State of Michigan, certified by the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) and is a professional member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He is the recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Medal for Excellence in the Study of Architecture and is currently a Coleman Foundation Fellow. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from North Carolina State University (M.arch. 2007) and a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from The Savannah College of Art and Design (BFA 1994). Jim is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, but currently lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan with his wife and two children.