James “Jim” Stewart, partner and executive vice president with PSA Consulting Engineers, will retire at year's end after 40 years with the 41-year-old engineering design firm.
A native of Clinton and 1970 mechanical engineering graduate of Oklahoma State University, Stewart joined PSA in 1972, one year after the firm, originally named Paul Sprehe & Associates, was founded. He became a partner in 1978.
Stewart has served as PSA's lead engineer on such projects as the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the renovation of the historic Hilton Skirvin Hotel and the Civic Center Music Hall. He said the work of which he's proudest includes the NBC Studios in Chicago and the expansion of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
“I've been very fortunate to work on some great projects in Oklahoma City that have changed the face of the city and contributed to the positive changes we've seen lately,” Stewart said.
Other notable projects to which Stewart contributed include the renovation of the University of Oklahoma Student Union, the Internal Revenue Service offices in downtown Oklahoma City, AWACS Maintenance Hangar at Tinker Air Force Base, the OU Health Sciences Center College of Pharmacy and Research Laboratories and the Quartz Mountain Performing Arts Center.