COUNTS architects is a Brooklyn-based practice founded by Jimmy Counts, an architect with over 20 years of experience working on projects of diverse scales and typologies.
Prior to founding his practice in 2010, Jimmy worked for several award-winning offices renowned for design excellence, including Tanner Leddy Maytum Stacy in San Francisco and Gluckman Mayner in New York. Jimmy's experience with these offices includes residential, institutional, commercial, historic renovation and adaptive reuse projects, and artist installations. Notable works include the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the Staten Island Museum.
Since the foundation of his practice, Jimmy has primarily consulted for and collaborated with several architectural firms on various projects. These offices include: Boro Architects, Cannon Studio, DXA Studio, Castro Watson Design, Fiedler Marciano Architecture, Greg Yang Design, Rexrode Chirigos Architects, Solomonoff Architecture Studio, and Studio Cicetti Architecture.
Jimmy attended Kansas State University where he received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1996 and Columbia University where he received a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design in 1999. He is a licensed architect in New York and California and holds certification from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB Certified). He also is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is a LEED v2 Accredited Professional (LEED AP).
In addition to his practice, Jimmy teaches in the Department of Interior Design at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts as a Visiting Assistant Professor and enjoys researching the history of the American architectural profession.