James became a Director of Hutchinson & Partners on commencement of the practice in January 2018, having previously worked at UNIT Architects from 2011 and where he became an Associate in 2015.
During this time, James led a diverse range of high profile projects, including £200m major mixed use regeneration projects Whitechapel Square in Tower Hamlets and Chapel Square in Ilford. Previous projects have also included a scheme for a football stadium, incorporating a significant mix-used development, for a premiership football club, a number of large residential projects across London, and a six hectare office headquarters campus for Sainsbury’s.
James studied at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Westminster University, graduating in 2009 and qualifying as a registered architect in 2010. Before joining UNIT, James worked for the London based practices Bennetts Associates, David Miller Architects and Barrett Lloyd Davis Associates. During this period he gained invaluable experience on projects across a number of different scales and typologies including large-scale award-winning sustainable civic developments, hospitality, commercial office space, education, social housing, heritage work and high-end private residential projects.
In addition to his project related work, as a Director of the practice, James forms part of the senior team with collective responsibility for the management of the practice. James has a particular interest in sustainable urbanism and landscaping, and is instrumental in developing the practices approach to this subject. He is also a key member of the team that helps develop and support the practice’s approach to graphics and presentation.