Partner, Make Architects
James has worked across a wide range of sectors during his 15-year architecture career – from masterplanning to education to residential – and contributed to many high-profile designs, including the RIBA award-winning Wrap House in London and the Stirling Prize-winning Accordia development in Cambridge.
In 2002 James formed his own practice, Studio Taylor Shaw, to undertake projects in London and China. He joined Make in 2006, and has since built up a focus on tall buildings and office developments.
James has a keen interest in the history of the City of London, and is currently leading design teams working on two planning-approved office towers in the City’s historic insurance district, both with unitised facades. 40 Leadenhall is 34 storeys, featuring frontages made of stainless steel, while the facades of the 36-storey 1 Leadenhall comprise glass and precast concrete.