James Owens

James Owens, VP Retail Architecture
HFA Architecture

James Owens, a seasoned architect with over two decades of experience, brings a wealth of expertise to his role. As a Vice President at HFA Architecture + Engineering specializing in retail design, he leads a team of dedicated professionals within HFA’s Franklin, MA Studio, overseeing projects in retail, convenience stores, travel centers, and fueling stations. James is an active member of the New England Convenience Store & Energy Marketers Association (NECSEMA), showcasing his commitment to the industry.

Beyond his leadership role, James contributes to industry knowledge by curating and publishing articles in prominent publications like Chain Store Age and Convenience Store News, among others. These articles focus on both the trends and challenges affecting the c-store market sector. In essence, James is not just an architect; he’s a key player shaping the future of design and innovation in the retail landscape.