James Hackman, PE, LEED AP

Jim came to Reese Hackman in 1997, shortly after its founding.  Today he helps direct overall management, in particular facilities and human resources.  With 35 years of experience in architectural engineering, Jim has overseen a wide variety of projects for education, senior living, recreation, and healthcare.

“One thing I never anticipated was that I’d learn to like public speaking.  It turns out that experience gives you confidence.”

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania

When I travel, I carry:
A book, because sometimes there isn’t enough room to work on airplanes.

Proud moment:
Listening to my daughter deliver her eloquent high school graduation speech, while simultaneously learning via text that my son finished 4th place in his event at the state track championships.

When not working, I’m:
Working out, or contending with the grass, the leaves, or the snow at home.

On my bucket list:
Fixing up dilapidated student housing in State College.

Work win:
Design elements of the Reese Hackman office, including low partitions that give every workstation a view, the bistro, and site placement to hide the parking lot.


Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Penn State University, 1984

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