James is one of the founding directors of Six Degrees Architects. With others the practice was developed over 27 years into a nationally recognised design firm.
Six Degrees has influenced the fine grain urban design of Melbourne. A formative project for the practice in the early 90’s, was Meyers Place Bar, the first of Melbourne’s back lane bars.
James is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and has expertise in the following sectors:
- multi residential
He is a foundation member of the Nightingale Housing Board.
- provided design review services for local councils and Development Victoria
- sits on the Human Research and Ethics Committee for the Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital
- is a guest lecturer nationally and internationally. James has taught at the University of Melbourne
- served on and chaired, many AIA awards juries
He chaired the 2018 National Leadership in Sustainability Jury.