James is an architectural designer from London. His interests involve using architecture as a tool for mitigating societal changes and how its deployment can generate different behaviours, attitudes and environmental benefits.
In his first year at the RCA, he was part of ADS7: Something in the Air; Politics of the Atmosphere, where his project focused on carbon removal, specifically the process of producing and implementing Biochar and its potential realisation in the form of a production industry. He was able to engage interests in simultaneous environmental and social remediation, something he has been able to continue in ADS1 through a focus on adaptive re-use.
Prior to the RCA, he studied as a scholar at the Architectural Association, graduating in 2020. Following this he spent his year out working for both a landscape designer and sole practitioner based in London.