James joined the practice in 2019 on returning to Cumbria after working in London for 10 years. During this time he worked on numerous award winning projects across the Sport, Education and Residential sectors after completing his studies in Leeds and Westminster.
James divides his time between Haigh’s Kendal and London offices and enjoys developing new projects and contacts in both locations. His passion is to create distinct, beautifully crafted architecture in the town and in the countryside, using his skills in contemporary design and in the heritage and conservation of existing buildings.
James grew up on the family farm in Lowther, near Penrith, and is a passionate proponent of rural diversification projects. He is keen to help farmers, rural businesses and homeowners develop options for the re-use and diversification of their land, premises and homes. He is currently working on a number of these projects and would love to hear from others who would like to discuss their ideas.
During his time in London at David Morley Architects, James was part of project teams delivering complex projects at King’s College School, The Hurlingham Club, The Kings Cross Redevelopment, The University of Oxford, Brighton College School and The London 2012 Olympic Games. As Senior Project Architect James delivered projects ranging from £500k to £14 million in value.
His most recent project was the recently completed state-of-the-art sports centre at King’s College School Wimbledon, which features a 25m indoor swimming pool, a 6-court multi-use sports hall, fitness facilities and associated changing rooms and offices.
His other key projects undertaken whilst working at DMA were:
Plimsoll Building. Kings Cross Academy & Frank Barnes Schools, Argent
Winner: International Property Awards 2016-2017 ‘Best Mixed-Use Development’
Winner: RIBA London Award 2016
Winner: New London Awards 2014
Hurlingham Racquet Centre, The Hurlingham Club
Structural Steel Design Awards 2017 - Shortlisted
Hurlingham Gym Extension, The Hurlingham Club
China Centre, St.Hugh's College, University of Oxford
Oxford Civic Trust Awards 2016 - Finalist
Diamond Jubilee Sports Pavilion, Brighton College
Contact James today for a free consultation to discuss your project:
Phone: 01539 720 560