James studied architecture at Sheffield University and The Bartlett. Prior to joining ACME London he was a Director at Squire and Partners, where he was responsible for delivering 5 Hanover Square and the design for Landmark Pinnacle, Island Point, and St John’s Wood Barracks. He has over twenty years of architectural experience including fifteen at Director level leading teams of up to twenty, including residential and commercial projects from individual buildings to large scale masterplans. 

James joined ACME in 2020 and was appointed Director in 2022. He is the directorial lead for ACME’s finance and sustainability task groups. His extensive experience with mixed use schemes and planning applications, leading large multidisciplinary teams on complex projects, has been invaluable. At ACME he has been responsible for several complex projects including the masterplan for Southern Cross in Melbourne; Dublin Central, a masterplan for offices, retail, and residential; and delivering the early phases of the Folkestone Harbour & Seafront Developments masterplan, with the first residential phase due to complete in 2023.