Jim Pfaffman

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James Albert Pfaffman (born June 24, 1934 in Tuscaloosa; died April 6, 2014 in Birmingham) was an architect.

Pfaffman graduated from Savannah High School in Savannah, Georgia and from Auburn University in 1959. He worked in Hilton Head and for Abreu & Robeson in Atlanta, Georgia before returning to Birmingham. His local projects include buildings at Camp McDowell, Indian Springs School and Jefferson State Junior College. He was president of AIA Birmingham in 1979, and is known for his portfolio of "Tiny Houses", designs for homes of less than 1,000 square feet.

Pfaffman moved to Berkeley, California in the early 2000s and restored a 1915 Julia Morgan house before returning to Birmingham.

Pfaffman died at home in April 2014. He was survived by his second wife, Katherine, and two children: Jay is a social science researcher, and Amy an organizing consultant and jewelry artist.