Jim Sauer, Architect, LLC was founded in Tucson in 2019. Jim has been a licensed architect in Arizona since 2018. Jim volunteered on the Plans Review Subcommittee of the Tucson - Pima County Historical Commission from 2014 through 2021 and remains interested and involved in cultural conservation. In 2012 Jim graduated, with honors, from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. In 2009 he earned LEED AP accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council. He also has degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Rochester.

Jim has had the opportunity to work on a range of residential, commercial, historic preservation, and sustainable green projects. He has had the honor to be part of the team on award-winning projects. This includes the AzCA Playground (AIA AZ 2015 Distinguished Building - Citation Award), and the Barrio Historico Office & House (AIA Southern Arizona 2016 Design Award - Merit Award). The Barrio Historico House also earned green certification from the City of Tucson through its Regional Residential Green Building Rating Program.