James joined Architype in 2000, and became an Associate Director in 2015.
James has a deep knowledge of the social, environmental and health impacts of buildings and is passionate about delivering excellent design that builds holistically on Architype’s pioneering research in Passivhaus, lifecycle carbon, building performance and user satisfaction.
At Architype, James has extensive experience of leading design teams and managing the delivery of projects at all stages, across a wide range of scales and building types. He has guided the development and application of Architype’s design quality and knowledge management systems.
James was the project leader for The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia, an exemplary low carbon building certified to both BREEAM Outstanding and Passivhaus standards. Other recent projects led by James include RUSS, a large-scale Community Land Trust led self-build development in Lewisham; Christ Church Central, a new build Passivhaus church in Sheffield city centre; Peckham Settlement community hub in South London and Holy Trinity Primary School expansion in Richmond.