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James Banks Senior Manager, Facilities Operations School of International Service

James Banks is Senior Manager, Facilities Operations at American University, School of International Service. The Senior Manager oversees all aspects of the planning, design, construction and continued improvement of developed space totaling 200,000 square feet. Establishes and implements procedures regarding the use of SIS facilities and grounds. Coordinates maintenance for the physical structures used by SIS students, faculty, and staff. James serves as the primary liaison to the security, telecommunications, architects, subcontractors, the AU community and any external groups on issues affecting the SIS community’s physical environment. Works with the Dean's office to develop and implement the vision for the SIS and EQB buildings and their development. James comes to SIS after almost 30 years in the private architectural sector of design having worked with various clients and project types; his work has been published and has won numerous design awards.