Mr. James Rains Jr., FAIA

Rains Studio, PA

Contact Details

Rains Studio, PA
Ramseur, NC


James Easton (Jim) Rains, Jr., FAIA,CSI, Owner, Rains Studio, PA, Post Office Box 308 (mailing), 1510 Main Street, Suite D (shipping), Ramseur, North Carolina, 27316 (same for both addresses), 336-824-8990 (office), 336-824-8217 (fax), 336-963-0003 (mobile), e-mail:

While serving as the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects 2006 President and on the 2010-2012 AIA National Board of Directors as a South Atlantic Regional Director, Jim delivered numerous presentations, seminars, workshops and speeches to the membership, exhibitors, sponsors and others. These presentations covered a variety of topics associated with the Chapter, but most focused on Construction Contract Administration.

Currently, as a member of the CSI Project Resource Manual Update Task Team (PRMUTT), Jim is assisting in editing the CSI Project Resource Manual (PRM). One of the first new releases from this editing is the Construction Contract Administration Practice Guide, co-authored by Jim. It is available for purchase from John Wiley & Sons, Inc (ISBN 978-0-470-63518-6).

Since graduating from North Carolina State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, Jim has spent his entire career in the field performing Construction Administration. Projects have varied in size and scope, as have the contractors and owners. While every day brings something new…there isn’t much he hasn’t seen, heard…or done.


North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, 1980
1976 To 1980

Job History

Boney Architects
Wilmington , NC, United States
June 1993 - October 2001

Piedmont Olsen Hensley
Department Manger
Raleigh, NC, United States
October 1990 - June 1993

Honors and Awards

Presidential Citation for Service
North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (NCAIA)

William H. Deitrick, FAIA Medal of Service
North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (NCAIA)


  • Analysis of Alternates / Substitutions
  • Bid Evaluation
  • Construction Management
  • Contract Administration
  • Contract Cost Accounting
  • Cost Estimating
  • Design-Build
  • Expert Witness
  • Facility Evaluation Services
  • Facility Management
  • Move Management
  • Observation Services
  • Post-Contract Evaluation
  • Program Management
  • Project Administration
  • Project Representation
  • Special Bidding
  • Submittal Services
  • Warranty Review


  • American Arbitration Association (AAA)
  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)


  • Hiking, Camping, AIA, CSI but above family