James studied at Leeds and the University of Bath. He worked previously designing and organising exhibitions at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Since joining the Practice, James has worked on a wide variety of listed buildings in London and the South, including Belmont [Kent], 15 St James’ Square, Mappercombe Manor, and more recently James Macneill Whistler’s house at Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.

James has also provided ongoing conservation and design advice to a number of organisations including The Landmark Trust, Vivat Trust, and several of the Clubs of St James’. He is a member of ASCHB and The London Sketch Club.