James Hall

Position: Director

Certified European Passivhaus Designer

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.

Recent Experience

Nexus, University of Leeds
£40m research service, incubation office and laboratory building.

Aston Medical School, Aston University
£10m refurbishment for the UK’s largest medical teaching and research school.

Astbury Centre, University of Leeds
Refurbishment of the Grade II listed microscopy centre. £2m

Anthology, Deptford, London
Delivery of Anthology’s Deptford Foundry mixed use scheme on 2.9 acres of former trading estate.

Plot 2A, City Centre Campus, Birmingham City University
£32m new build teaching and learning building.

Lanchester Library, Coventry University
Refurbishment of 2 floors of the University’s central library facility.

Mathematical Sciences Building, University of Warwick
£15m new teaching and faculty building

Centre City, Birmingham 
Three-fold refurbishment of city centre office building. £2m

Edward Boyle Library, University of Leeds
Refurbishment of Grade II listed modernist building £16m

Fiskars Showroom & Office, Birmingham
Refurbishment and interior design creating the international brand’s UK headquarters.

Hallsville Quarter Phase 2, Canning Town
Mixed use development including, retail units, hotel and residential units.
£60m

Aston Business School, Aston University
Refurbishment to create a distinct environment for the University’s flagship school. £15m