James (he/him/his) is an architect and writer based in New York City. He joined Dezeen as an intern in 2016, and has contributed ever since.
He practices as a licensed architect, focusing his work on residential, retail, and hospitality projects in the US and Canada. He has taught at Columbia University GSAPP, and regularly lends his time as a guest critic of undergraduate and graduate studio work.
James holds degrees in architecture from Columbia University and Université Laval.
Traditional details were kept throughout this ground-floor apartment in Montreal that local studio Naturehumaine renovated to bring in more natural light and create an improved connection to the rear yard. More
New York City-based architect Michael K Chen has renovated an apartment in Manhattan's Carnegie Hill neighbourhood, which includes movable partitions that create different layouts based on the occupants' needs. More
Colourful spiral staircases now give direct access to units in the Saint-Michel Nord housing complex in Montreal, which was renovated by Saia Barbarese Topouzanov to update the ageing buildings and include a new pedestrian-friendly street. More
A glass walkway connects both halves of this holiday home overlooking Quebec's Brome Lake, which Atelier Pierre Thibault designed to offer a variety of outdoor spaces that connect the house to its natural surroundings. More
Black granite, terrazzo, and concrete all contrast the lush vegetation at this compound on Mexico City's elite Paseo de la Reforma, which houses the official residence of the Swiss Ambassador to Mexico. More
Architecture firm Productora has completed a small housing complex in Denver, Colorado, that provides eight units with shared amenities on a lot that would typically accommodate only two single-family homes. More