Community Projects

Urban Design

     Downtown Walkability and Parking Study, Niles, Michigan.


     Wayfinding Signage, Ligonier, Indiana.

Downtown Revitalization

        James is a former Board Member of the Future Ligonier Alliance, a group started with the intent of
        revitalizing Historic Downtown Ligonier, Indiana, his hometown.  Ligonier, Indiana is located in  
        Noble County, and James has worked with the Noble County Downtown Revitalization 
        Group formed in 2010 to address the needs of the Downtowns of the Cities and Towns of Noble 
        County. James believes strong communities are important and that a vibrant downtown is a vital 
        part of any community.  
        James has also received Certification from the National Charrette Institute for the National Charrette 
        Systems Training.  With this training, James is able to assist Communities with Community Planning 
        through the Public Charrette system having an understanding of the key players, components, people, 
        and experts needed to make Community Planning Successful.

*This is only a partial list of examples of projects James Furkis has worked on. If you would like more
information on projects worked on, please contact Furkis Architectural Consulting.