James is the Founding Director of New Makers Bureau. He established the practice to make architecture that is designed both for its experiential quality and environmental value. He wants to reconnect architecture practice with making, and to explore the tactile and sensual experience of buildings. He believes that we should design buildings, placing as much value on how they make us feel as how well they work.
James studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London where he graduated with a distinction and later qualified as an architect. He has worked for a number of leading architecture practices including Will Alsop and Studio Egret West, where he led the Park Hill project, Europe’s largest listed building winning the Architect’s Journal Retrofit award and reaching the RIBA Stirling prize shortlist. Before founding New Makers Bureau James co-founded Periscope, a combined architecture and landscape practice.
James has lectured both in the UK and internationally and has taught at degree and masters level at the Bartlett where he currently teaches in the masters school. He’s also recently appeared on the BBC’s Panorama programme sharing his views on how to save the High Street. firstname.lastname@example.org