The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
James Herbst recording the condition of the upper surfaces of the Temple of Apollo

Architect- James A. Herbst

James Herbst received his BArch (1993), a professional architecture degree, from the University of Cincinnati.  Before coming to Greece he worked as a practicing architect and builder with a specialty in resource and energy efficient construction and the renovation of historical structures.  He received his Master of Science (2001) in Architectural History from the University of California at Berkeley with a thesis entitled “Quarrying and Construction Methods in the ‘Twin’ Basilicas at Corinth.” He has been the architect for the Corinth Excavations since 1998.

His interests lie in ancient construction methods and materials, and in graphic representation of archaeological objects and monuments.  His current research is the Early Roman capitals and other architectural fragments from the Panayia Field excavations.  He co-authored an excavation report on the road in the Panayia Field with Jen Palinkas (Forthcoming in Hesperia fascicle 2, 2010), and the excavation and site of the Penteskouphia plaques with Ioulia Tzonou. 

James also serves as the Information Technology Specialist of the excavations and can be contacted via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).