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Jimmy Ward

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Architecture
Auburn University

Professional Skills

Master Planning
Architectural Design
Design Review

Professional Registrations

Architect: Georgia

Jimmy Ward   Sr Associate | Design Review

Jimmy WardPrior to joining Conventional Wisdom in 1998, Mr. Ward developed a unique expertise in convention center design from 24 years of experience with the architectural firm of Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates in Atlanta, Georgia. While at TVS&A, his primary focus was on the functional design and development of convention and meeting facilities. He was on the design team for Phase I of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, as well as the Phase
II & III expansions. His master planning and design efforts have also been realized in centers such as Miami Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Philadelphia, Orlando and Washington, DC.

As a member of Conventional Wisdom, Mr. Ward offers a critical overview, objective insight and invaluable enhancement to the designs of local and nationally renowned design professionals engaged for the design and development of convention center and related projects. His assistance to Owners helps to insure that the ultimate design of these centers will function smoothly and can be maintained efficiently and effectively.


New Cleveland Convention Center
Cleveland, OH

Music City Convention Center
Nashville, TN

Indiana Convention Center Expansion
Indianapolis, IN

Phoenix Convention Center Expansions
Phoenix, AZ

Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Dallas Convention Center Expansion
Dallas, TX

Songdo Conventia Convention Center
Incheon, Korea



Puerto Rico Convention Center
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bayfront Expo Center
Corpus Christi, TX

Orange County Convention Center Expansions, Phases III and IV
Orlando, FL

Miami Beach Convention Center Expansion
Miami Beach, FL

Georgia World Congress Center,

Atlanta, GA

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA