Driven by a desire to create engaging and contemporary architecture that responds to its context, James works closely with key clients across a wide range of scales and typologies in both the public and private sectors.
Notable projects include 2 Trafalgar Way, the Fulham Gasworks masterplan, 64 Old Church Street and the Merchant Square masterplan, including buildings 1 & 6. He recently completed the BCO award-winning offices at 400 & 450 Longwater Avenue and is currently working on projects across the UK.
James sits on both the Operations Board and the Board of Trustees, overseeing the strategic development of the practice and its culture. He engages with the broader architectural profession as a writer, mentor and commentator, is a strong advocate of the Architecture Apprenticeship Programme and has been a visiting critic at the Bartlett School of Architecture, where he previously studied.
He is currently leading 2 Trafalgar Way, a student accommodation-led mixed use scheme of three buildings in Canary Wharf, which upon completion will become Europe's tallest Passivhaus building.
James joined Apt in 2013 from Rafael Viñoly Architects, where he completed the award-winning £55m Mathematical Institute which forms part of Oxford University’s Radcliffe Observatory Quarter Masterplan.