James joined David Morley Architects in 2007 after graduating from the Leeds School of Architecture. During his time at the practice he has worked on numerous projects across the Sport, Education and Healthcare sectors, whilst also completing his studies at Westminster University by qualifying as an Architect in 2012. He became a Senior Architect in 2016.
During his early years at the practice he was part of the architectural team delivering complex sport and education projects at the University of Oxford, the University of Kent and The Hurlingham Club. Since then, James has been Project Architect for the following four sport and education projects, which range from £500k to £13million in value.
New Indoor Sports Hall and Swimming Pool, King’s College School, Wimbledon.
This project combines two phases of development incorporating a mix of new build and re-modelling of existing facilities, to include a new 25m indoor swimming pool, 6-court multi-use sports hall, expanded facilities for strength and conditioning, exercise and aerobics and associated changing rooms and offices. The site is set within the West Wimbledon Conservation Area and bordered on two sides by grade II and grade II* listed buildings. The design has therefore been developed to be sensitive to this historical setting, with a gently sculpted green roof helping the new building form to blend in with the surroundings.
The King’s Cross Academy School & Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children.
This was a unique project that combines two primary schools and a luxury residential apartment building in the heart of the new King’s Cross development. The schools share facilities and a refreshing ethos about the provision of education and inclusivity. The building has received a number of awards since its completion in 2015.
Other Key Projects:
- Plimsoll Building, King's Cross, Argent
- Hurlingham Racquet Centre, The Hurlingham Club
- Hurlingham Gym Extension, The Hurlingham Club
- China Centre, St.Hugh's College, University of Oxford
- Diamond Jubilee Sports Pavilion, Brighton College
Outside the office James is a keen sportman who enjoys playing rugby and the odd game of cricket at the weekend, whilst also trying to squeeze in a few rounds of golf and long scenic cycle rides back in his home county of Cumbria.