James D. Molder, AIA

Project Architect, James Molder has over 24 years of experience. James started off his career as a Residential Framer in Dallas, Texas for few years giving him construction experience in the field. He then went back to school to hone his technical skills in architecture. After moving to Reno, Nevada he joined the Architectural firm Cathexes, LLC. He then moved up the ranks, while starting out as a draftsman over the years he became a partner in the firm. It was during this process he gained the majority of his experience.


James’ residential experience is broad, including remodels/additions, large custom homes to multifamily (apartments, townhomes & condos). He has also been involved in the master planning of multiple Master Plan Developments including both residential and commercial.


Industrial /Commercial projects are where James has most of his experience. Over the years he has been the lead in everything from Historical rehabilitation, Schools, Office/Warehouse, Urban infill, Hospitals, Restaurants to Community Centers. He has received LEED certifications for two commercial projects, One Platinum and One Gold. The Platinum building was an existing single family residential building that had been damage in a flood and was converted to a Community Interpretive Center. The Gold building was a new 100,000 sq. ft. office/warehouse with anything from ground source heat to provide radiant floor heating for the office, a 1,500 sq. ft. solar wall, to a living wall in the entry.


Southern Oregon University – 1985
V.T. I. Dallas Texas – 1988


Cathexes, LLC., Reno Nevada
Draftsman (3 years), Project Manager (12 years), Partner (8 years)
G.M.O.C. Framing, Dallas Texas
Framer Hogberg Custom Doors, Eugene Oregon
Custom Door builder


California – C29842
Arizona – 43278


American Institute of Architects Northern Nevada Chapter past Board Member and Treasurer Youth Athletic Coach, Soccer, Basketball, Football and Baseball ͞”Architects in the Classroom”