Jim's involvement in the housing industry has lasted for decades because of his unique approach to design. He continues to innovate in design and recognize technological advancements all the while infusing traditional elements into his homes. His efforts have been recognized several times and earned awards.
2004-2005 AIBD Member of the Year
In 2005 Jim was recognized by the AIBD (American Institute of Building Design) as the member of the year for his commitment to design excellence and innovation.
2011 American Residential Design Awards 1st Place Custom Luxury Home
Klippel's luxury custom passive solar won a 1st place ARDA Award in 2011. This home had dozens of energy saving features, featured organic architecture, and a unique floorpan.
2011 American Residential Design Awards 2nd Place Conceptual Design
Taking the runner up position for conceptual design, Jim's unique passive solar home was designed for off grid living. This design still awaits it's first build.