James designs across a range of scales – from urban masterplans to furniture pieces – and has delivered projects in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and Europe.
Prior to founding DCSK, James was the founding principal of the New York-city based FIRM. He has practiced with leading architects, most notably at Foreign Office Architects, where he worked on the London 2012 Olympic Park Masterplan, the Sevenstone mixed-use development in Sheffield and the Virtual Metro for the RATP in Paris.
James received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, and his Masters of Architecture with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He holds an architectural license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. It has been published in Actar’s Verb series, Domus, Architect, and Interior Design magazine. He is the editor of “Huburbs: Transit and Urbanism in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area,” published 2012 by the University of Toronto. He has taught architecture and urban design at Columbia University, Cornell University, the University of Toronto, and Harvard University.