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James (Jim) W. Case




James (Jim) W. Case



Cornell University, Master of Engineering., 1980
University of Colorado, Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, 1978


Uzun+Case, LLC, Senior Principal, 1984-Present
John Portman & Associates, Project Engineer, 1982-1984
Leslie E. Robertson Associates, Engineer, 1980-1982


Jim Case is a founding Principal of Uzun + Case, LLC.  He studied Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado and received a Master of Engineering degree from Cornell University. In 1987 he founded Case Engineering which eventually became Uzun+Case, LLC. 

Jim’s training in architecture and engineering has led to a lifelong interest in exploring the intersection of the two disciplines and a commitment to helping clients achieve their design goals.  This has resulted a body of award-winning work, including the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design. 

Jim has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Structural Engineers Association of Georgia, the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Georgia Tech School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the University of Colorado Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering.  He was named Georgia Engineer of the Year in 2013 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Georgia in 2020. 

His charitable activities include endowment of the Uzun + Case Fellowship for Excellence in Structural Engineering at Georgia Tech, and contributions to numerous other philanthropies. 


Cultural: High Museum of Art - Atlanta, GA
International: Waterfront Office, Hotel, Convention Ctr. Project - Trinidad and Tobago, WI
Educational: Drew Charter School – Dekalb County, GA
Corporate: RGA Corporate Headquarters – Chesterfield, MO
Adaptive Reuse: Georgia Tech Hinman Building – Atlanta, GA
Healthcare: Piedmont Hospital Expansion – Atlanta, GA
Governmental: South Carolina State Museum – Columbia, SC

Georgia Engineer of the Year – Georgia Engineering Alliance, 2013
Distinguished Achievement Award – Uzun+Case – American Concrete Institute, 2007
State Award – Gwinnett Environmental Center – Georgia Engineering Alliance, 2008
Excellence in Structural Engineering Award – GT Hinman Building – NCSEA, 2013
2nd Place Award – Stealth Sculpture – ACI International, 2016

Case, J. (2016, September). STEALTH – The Engineering of Art. Structure Magazine, 42-44.
Multiple Authors (2016, March). Concrete Visually Transmuted in Monolithic Sculpture.
Concrete International, 35-39.
Case, J. (2017, March). Learning from Art. American Society of Civil Engineers,
Engineering Mechanics Institute International Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Al-Haddad, T. and Case, J. (2017, March). Integrating Inspiration and Intellection.
Kennesaw State University, Department of Architecture Lecture Series
Structural Engineers Association of Georgia (past president)
Georgia Tech School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, External Advisory Board
University of Colorado, CEAE Department, Advisory Board
American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia, Board Member
GT Uzun+Case Fellowship for Excellence in Structural Engineering, Donor
Architectural Record Exam Review Course Instructor
Haitian Earthquake Structural Assessment Program, Volunteer