Our Team

James R. Gartner, AIA

President - Principal in Charge

Professional Synopsis

Mr. Gartner is the President and founder, of James Gartner & Associates Architects, Inc.. He has been the lead Architect and Principal in Charge of hundreds of projects for substantial restaurant and hospitality clients, fitness clubs, office buildings, retail stores, tenant improvements, and commercial buildings. He takes the lead in firm marketing, graphics, financial management, and the facilities management of a personally owned office building which has been home to his firm for the past 14 years. Mr. Gartner has held a position on the City of Santa Ana Planning Commission since 2008, and is Past President of the Santa Ana Kiwanis Club, Member of the American Institute of Architects, and has accreditation from the National Council of Architectural Registration Board.

Higher Education

  • Santa Ana College
    AA Degree – Architecture - 1976
  • Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
    Bachelor of Architecture - 1981
    Masters of Architecture – 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • City of Santa Ana Planning Commissioner 2008-present
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Licensed to Practice Architecture

California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Montana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah