James Beight

Mr. Beight has devoted much of his career to justice architecture and is an industry recognized expert in courts planning and design. He leads the national courts practice for Dewberry and as a result has led the efforts of significant, award-winning court projects throughout the country. He has worked with all levels of the judiciary system from federal judges and the Administrative Office of the US Courts to local municipalities and state groups all across the country. Through this work and his wider involvement in the justice community, he has developed a thorough understanding of the issues facing the Courts today.

He has served as a member of the plenary committee of the 3rd International Conference on Courthouse Design responsible for assembling the entire design track of the four-day courts program and served as the AIA national designee to the ACCESS Board’s committee for the development of accessibility guidelines for courthouses.