Born and raised in Deep Cove, James’ love for the west coast and design has extended into a multifaceted career. James has won awards in architecture competitions, written for Canadian Architect, acted as an AIBC awards juror, lectured at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA), and has had work included in the Museum of Vancouver. He has completed personal design projects including interior design, fonts, animation, and jewellery.

James has worked in construction, engineering, and architecture offices. Recently, James has been involved with Proscenium in the Master Plan rezoning for Langara College, design and construction administration of The Pipe Shop in North Vancouver, the renewal of the UBC Electrical Engineering building, and the design of several residential projects.

James holds a Masters in Architecture from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design and a Bachelors of Applied Science in Civil-Structural Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Significant influences in James’ career include nature, the faculty from Daniels, the supportive team at Proscenium, LEGO, his parents, his loving wife, and his brand-new baby!