James Detzel has joined EMJ as Vice President of Technology. He will lead the Construction Technology and Information Technology teams in this position. James will work closely with the executive team across the organization to lead the development of a comprehensive technology strategy that integrates operations, technology, and EMJ leadership. He will focus on understanding client and operational needs across the company and drive innovation, integration, and efficiency.
“We’re excited to welcome James to our team,” said Jack Bowen, CEO of EMJ. “As we prioritize innovation and efficiency, he will play a pivotal role in helping our teams deliver an exceptional client experience. With James’ expertise, we’re investing in our infrastructure and ensuring we bring our clients’ visions to life.”
Before joining EMJ, James served as Austin Commercial’s innovation director. He led the company’s data initiatives—including business intelligence, identified changes in the construction industry, and advocated for ways to provide additional value to clients. Prior to that, he worked at Good, Fulton & Farrell Architects and Saniee Architects. James has worked on many high-profile projects in office, high-rise, healthcare, and various other sectors.
He will office in EMJ’s Southwest office in Irving, Texas. He will lead teams in both Irving and in Chattanooga, Tenn., at EMJ’s Southwest office.
James attended the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Design. He attended Yale University and earned a Master of Architecture. He is a licensed architect and a member of AIA. He is NCARB and Assoc. DBIA certified.