James is both a chartered Project Manager and a registered Architect. He specialises in significant, complex projects with challenging delivery and funding requirements. His expertise was honed through working on schemes globally, with a particular focus on project managing major cultural schemes. His experience also includes projects within the retail, commercial, education and private residential sectors.
I’d probably still be working as an architect but given carte blanche then I’d have loved to have been a production designer in film or theatre. I previously worked making bespoke exhibition stands all over the world and really enjoyed the maker doer process.
There is an immediate and overarching need for the construction industry to meaningfully address the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Aside from this, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to make a big impact upon how we cope with an ever more complex process, by assisting with more routine tasks and intelligently sorting and refining data.
I once drove Usain Bolt from Putney to Hackney Empire to watch a play, I bought him a Guinness and a Mars bar.
Mark Rylance as Rooster Byron in Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem is hands down the best play I’ve ever seen. His performance was outstanding, and the portrayal of rural West Country life was so realistic it almost made me cringe at the memories. So good that I saw it twice.