James leads Allies and Morrison’s sustainability group, supporting project teams with a range of specialist environmental design analysis and targeted research. He also leads development and application of Allies and Morrison’s sustainability strategy, driving transformational change across the practice. James played a pivotal role in the practice’s ongoing commitment to both Architects Declare and the RIBA 2030 Challenge.
Prior to joining Allies and Morrison, James spent five years working in Vancouver, Canada where he took an instrumental role in developing some of the largest community Passivhaus buildings in the world. James contributes to a range of industry associations, including the RIBA and UKGBC and speaks regularly at various international industry events. He co-edited the LETI Climate Emergency Design Guide (2020).
Allies and Morrison BIO
Allies and Morrison is an architecture, urbanism and planning practice based in London. Founded by Bob Allies and Graham Morrison in 1984, we operate from our own purpose built studios on Southwark Street. We work throughout the UK and also around the world with projects in North America, India, southeast Asia, the Middle East, Ireland and mainland Europe.
As architects, we are known for the rigour of our technical delivery, a commitment to quality, to embedded environmental performance. As urbanists, we are known for developing plans that are flexible and pragmatic, inspirational in vision, responsive to the local climate and character. In every project we seek a tailored approach, one that understands the aspirations of our clients, is intrinsically sustainable and is grounded in a commercial awareness.