Jim draws upon his deep experience in art, architecture, and land conservation to connect people to place in engaging and transformative ways. A graduate of RISD and the School of the Art Institue of Chicago. His architectural work has received Design Awards from the American Institue of Architects and Progressive Architecture.
The American Planning Association Award of Excellence for Outstanding Rural Planning was awarded to Jim in 1993 for his work in the Gallatin Valley.
Madden’s Public Art projects have had broad exposure and influence across southwest Montana, including About Town, a large interactive installation with the Award Winning Bozeman Public Library.