James C. McCarter, Staff Architect I
James is a Staff Architect at WDP's Manassas office.
James primarily assists project managers and senior engineers with field investigations, non-destructive testing, construction observation, and inspection of various building envelope systems in order to garner a more thorough understanding on the nature of post-occupancy failures in existing structures.
"Working with WDP has given me the opportunity to explore an entirely different side to the business of building construction. While architecture school was primarily design focused, WDP creates an environment in which one can go into the field and see the consequences (good or bad) of those design decision material choices in real time. I feel that, since starting in February of 2021, I have gained a significantly deeper appreciation for all the intricacies involved in maintaining a building's functionality. I have learned a great amount from the job as a well as from my coworkers, and I hope to continue to do so in the future."