James was one of CDA earliest employees after meeting Chris Dyson at Farrells, they worked together on the successful planning application for Greenwich Peninsula Masterplan. James joined Chris in 2004 and worked on CDA’s earliest projects which include the Armed Forces Memorial, Gasworks Cottage, Maple Court and Museum of South Africa.
After going through a broad experience at large, multi-disciplinary and boutique practices, James returns to CDA as an experienced architect with over 20 years of industry knowledge covering a wide range of sectors from the commercial office to tall towers, private and large residential schemes, retail, masterplans, industrial, aviation, infrastructure, educational, sports stadia design, hospitality and cultural projects.
He has been successful in delivering many successful planning applications, winning major design competitions and has excellent management of design and consultant teams, client relationships and collecting awards for most of his projects.
After re-joining to CDA, James has been focused in bringing his large body of knowledge into the practice to develop CDA’s mixed use and large buildings expertise by using its core strength of sensitive and thoughtful design and taking this to the next scale.
James is also passionate about training the next generation of architects and is RIBA Mentor and Part 3 Examiner at Oxford Brookes University.