James Postell

James C Postell , MArch

Professor Emeritus

Aronoff Center


Professional Summary

Jim Postell is an Professor of Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati and a registered architect in the State of Ohio since 1988. He has practiced architecture and interior design in Houston, Philadelphia, Princeton and Cincinnati. His current architectural practice and research focuses upon new and renovated building projects for a broad range of clients throughout Ohio and the United States. His interior and furniture commissions have generated over 500 individually designed and fabricated pieces within 23 completed interior projects. Projects include a broad spectrum of Christian chapels, a Jewish synagogue and an interfaith children's chapel. Projects also include a medical family practice and private residences in Texas, Florida and Ohio. He has written on the subject of liturgical design, Furniture Design, Materials and fabrication, conducted workshops on craft and furniture design at several universities, and directed the sixth international and interdisciplinary Built Form and Culture conference entitled Making Sacred Places held in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1997.


MArch: University of Pennsylvania 1984

BArch: Rice University 1982

Research and Practice Interests

Human Factors Architectural & Interior Details Contemporary Architectural Theory First Year Design Studio Building and Fabrication Contemporary Furniture Design