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Jim Sealy, FAIA

  • 1.  Jim Sealy, FAIA

    Posted 05-11-2020 13:08

    It is with great sadness that I had received notice that one of my mentors, Jim Sealy FAIA, has passed away. I know many of you will remember Jim as being one of the movers and shakers for AIA as well as for AIA activities and AIA's future. I had found him to be very generous with his time when ever called upon with me and with others. Well respected, knowledgeable and a leader all rolled into one. Forever into our memory. Now it is up to us to continue those leadership skills and portray respect to all in his memory.


    Jonathan Humble, FAIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C


  • 2.  RE: Jim Sealy, FAIA

    Posted 05-13-2020 18:23

    I would like to echo Mr. Humble's comments on the passing of Jim Sealy, a very special person with many talents. One of those was his wit, which he rarely left out of any conversation. He was a great communicator, fun to be around, good natured and quick. He was also something of a mentor for me over the last 23 years and I will miss him. Our profession will miss him.  


    Nancy McCoy, FAIA, FAPT


    McCoy Collaborative Preservation Architecture, PLLC

    3200 Main Street #3.6

    Dallas, Texas  75226

    ph: 214-977-9118 ex. 7002




    Please note new email address


  • 3.  RE: Jim Sealy, FAIA

    Posted 05-14-2020 17:45
    It is sad to hear that Jim Sealy, FAIA has passed away. I met Jim in 1985 after returning to Dallas from teaching. I found Jim to be a great friend, a mentor, and an outstanding example of what a Fellow is. His insight and counsel help me shape my career and provided a for a constant reality check as I continued to grow in this profession. I will surely miss him and the chats we had.

    Nestor Infanzon FAIA
    Prairie View A & M University
    Houston TX

  • 4.  RE: Jim Sealy, FAIA

    Posted 05-15-2020 18:02

    Jim Sealy, a great Texan, a great Architect, a great American and a great advocate for people who have disabilities, a good Fellow of the AIA and a good friend – I am saddened to hear of Jim's passing, and I know that he is destined for a generous reward from his Creator for the good that he so generously and lovingly devoted to the benefit of his fellow man through his profession as an architect.  With grateful and brotherly love, I bid Jim Sealy farewell, and know that we will meet again sometime and enjoy discussing our life on Earth.


    Thank you, Jim.




    Robert Dale Lynch, FAIA, FAAFS, D-IBFES

    Architectural Expert & Consultant

    5408 Zoysia Court

    Haymarket, Prince William County, VA 20169-6203

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  • 5.  RE: Jim Sealy, FAIA

    Posted 05-14-2020 18:01
    ​I met Jim years ago when I worked at ICBO. He was my sponsor for Fellowship in the College of Fellows. It was a shock to hear of his passing. He will be missed.

    Carroll Pruitt FAIA
    Pruitt Consulting, Inc.
    Fort Worth TX

  • 6.  RE: Jim Sealy, FAIA

    Posted 05-16-2020 10:45
    I received notice of Jim's passing from his widow Phoebe.
    I knew Jim from Architecture School at the University of Oklahoma, Class of '65. As an older member of our class, he had good information and war stories. We had our fifty year reunion in 2015 and Jim and Phoebe attended-so nice to see them.
    Jim Sealy FAIA was a good architect and very deserving of Fellowship! In addition, he was a terrific member of the community, a fine family man and a wonderful contributor to our profession. We will miss him.


    James Loftis, FAIA

  • 7.  RE: Jim Sealy, FAIA

    Posted 05-18-2020 11:13
    It is hard to write about a man you admire and love as much as Jim Sealy, FAIA, who was a giant in the industry, a mentor and a supportive friend.  I've known Jim for more than 40 years , and yet the memories are as fresh as yesterday.  Jim was a man that took his role in life to heart, to be a steadfast leader and stalwart for what needed to be done!  Emerging on the heels of the 1975 "One Code" paper from the Codes and Standards Committee he engaged and led the group through 25 years of effort and toil to see it to fruition.  Not satisfied with getting there, Jim continued to lead in various roles involving accessibility, response to the 9/11 events and investigation, and the ongoing growth of NIBS to build a place as the leader to address issues of national an global importance.

    I will sorely miss Jim as a friend, a supporter and mentor, and the consumate leader for what has to be done! 

    David Collins FAIA
    The Preview Group, Inc.

  • 8.  RE: Jim Sealy, FAIA

    Posted 4 days ago
    Jim was a great man, who contributed greatly to the profession.

    Steven Ellinger FAIA
    Cadco Architects-Engineers, Inc.
    Abilene TX