Jim Funk  AIA, LEED AP


With more than 35 years of experience in the industry, Jim provides leadership for K-12 education projects through his expertise with a wide variety of education-related projects.

Jim is easily approachable and well known for his ability to build rapport and trust with his clients and project stakeholders. Both in the studio and on project teams, Jim’s open, consistent communication and his excellent management skills enable him to guide clients, community stakeholders, and industry partners through the challenges associated with designing and delivering successful K-12 projects. He recognizes that each client is unique and every project is unique.

Jim’s knowledge and expertise in the ever-changing world of educational design has earned him the reputation of an industry leader in the design of next generation learning environments. Since joining the firm in 2006, Jim has made a significant contribution to the growth of CSO’s K-12 market sector, which led to him being named a Principal in 2012.


Ball State University
Bachelor of Architecture and B.S., Environmental Design