James joined Montgomery Sisam in 2021 after graduating with a Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining the field of architecture, he studied commerce and economics at McGill University, bringing with him a unique perspective to the profession.
James is interested in the social responsibility aspect of architecture, and how the design of the built environment can offer solutions to environmental, housing, and community issues across society. His design approach is rooted in community engagement and informed decision-making to ensure effective and appropriate site-specific architectural interventions. He is also incredibly detail-oriented, carrying the design intent of the project all the way down to the smallest details to produce a beautiful aesthetic while achieving the social aspirations of the project.
Since joining Montgomery Sisam, James has been a significant contributor to the Fredericton Justice Building, where he has focused on designing and detailing the interiors of the project, producing contract documents, and detailing custom millwork pieces throughout the building.
Outside of the office, James enjoys woodworking, where he is developing his skills in furniture design with several unique projects on the go.