James joined Associated Architects in 2002 and after a 2 year period working abroad returned to the practice in 2008. He was made an Associate Director in 2010 and Director in 2012.
Working primarily in the higher education and commercial sectors, James has led a series of large scale projects. Since 2008, he has headed the Design Team on £80m and £43m phases of development for Birmingham City University. He is particularly experienced in providing innovative and bespoke learning environments within the HE sector.
James also has working experience of office new build and refurbishment projects ranging from £2m to £50m, many including listed buildings.
James is actively involved with the British Council for Offices and chairs the Midlands region NextGen committee. He also sits on the City Centre Committee of the young professional organisation Birmingham Future and is responsible for organising their biennial development update.
James has led the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within the practice and is focussed on maximising client benefit from this process.