Jim is principal of his own firm, Jim Sauer Architect, LLC, established in 2019. He became a licensed architect in 2018. Jim has served as the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commissioner since 2014 and continues in that role at present. Jim also has LEED AP certification which he received in 2009. In addition to his Bachelor of Architecture degree, Jim also has a BA in Mathematics, Computer Science from the University of Rochester (1993) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of California, Berkeley.