Trained in the UK at schools in London (UCL 2006) and Oxford (Oxford Brookes 2003), James set up Phormd in 2010 having already worked for one of the UKs top practices - Richard Rogers, and a joint practice called LATIS. Whilst there he worked on a variety of projects developing his specialisms in complex geometry, computer modelling tailored together with a constant focus on high end design.
In the time he worked at Richard Rogers, he worked on landmark buildings in the UK and around the world. Working on numerous award-winning schemes from the National Assembly of Wales to the first Maggie's Centre in London.
James left RRP in 2004 in order to further his research at The Bartlett, London, but continued to work closely in the industry focusing on competitions, consultancy and teaching at various UK institutions.
Demand for James's services has been so great that in January 2006 he launched LATIS, a practice based in Marylebone. After running several high end bespoke apartments and houses for artists, including several prestigious projects around the world, James left LATIS in 2010 to set up 'phormd'. A new venture, enabling him to provide high-quality design solutions to a wide range of clients, both in the UK and internationally.
James now also runs an Atelier at the University of Greenwich forging links between research and practice so phormd will always remain at the edge of cutting edge design, sustainability and construction techniques.
Best performance (BA Hons Degree, Oxford Brookes) 2001
Leslie Jones Prize for Best Performance 2002
Best portfolio (BA Hons Degree, Oxford Brookes) 2002
Les Townsend award for best environmental strategy 2003
Nominated for RIBA Bronze Medal 2003
Winner of the American Institute of Architects Excellence in Design Awards 2004
1st Place Winner of the Big B&Q Challenge 2004
Commendation in the 12th Copper in Architecture Awards 2005
Runner Up in the Caravan of the Future Competition 2005