Jim Swords

  • Senior Architect / Principal
  • Boston

Jim Swords joined Populous in 1990 and has experience in sports facilities architecture and project management. As a Principal at the firm, Jim has played an integral part in the creation of many extraordinary arenas and facilities. Jim specializes in collegiate facility projects from mid to large-sized arenas.

Jim’s passion is taking the smallest hint of an idea and then working with the entire team from initial conception through the entire building process until the project is a reality. As a strong communicator, Jim is able to stimulate and motivate others to achieve project goals and is collaborative in his approach by gathering input from others and valuing their viewpoints. His personality and attitude makes him readily approachable and is extremely effective working with multiple project stakeholders.

Jim Swords joined Populous in 1990 and has experience in sports facilities architecture and project management. As a Principal at the firm, Jim has played an integral part in the creation of many extraordinary arenas and facilities. Jim specializes in collegiate facility projects from mid to large-sized arenas.

Jim’s passion is taking the smallest hint of an idea and then working with the entire team from initial conception through the entire building process until the project is a reality. As a strong communicator, Jim is able to stimulate and motivate others to achieve project goals and is collaborative Read More »

Work

Troy University Trojan Arena

  • Montgomery
  • 2011

University of Missouri Mizzou Athletics Training Complex

  • Columbia
  • 2007

University of Maine Alfond Arena Renovations

  • Orono
  • 2005

Springfield Expo Center

  • Springfield
  • 2001

Ford Center

  • Evansville
  • 2011

University of Central Florida Convocation Center

  • Orlando
  • 2007

University of Missouri Mizzou Arena

  • Columbia
  • 2004

Verizon Wireless Arena

  • New Hampshire
  • 2001

AMSOIL Arena

  • Minnesota
  • 2010

University of Kansas Booth Family Hall of Athletics

  • Lawrence
  • 2006

University of Rhode Island Ryan Center

  • Kingston
  • 2002

University of Tulsa Donald W. Reynolds Center

  • Tulsa
  • 1998

Rice University Tudor Fieldhouse and Youngkin Center

  • Houston
  • 2008

University of Kansas Allen Fieldhouse Renovation

  • Lawrence
  • 2006

University of Rhode Island Boss Arena

  • Kingston
  • 2002

Colorado Springs World Arena

  • Colorado Springs
  • 1998

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