James Jones RIBA Partner

James Jones

James works on a broad range of projects from the practice’s Manchester office, and is a member of the Design Review Group.

Whilst his experience covers numerous typologies, James specialises in designing inspirational spaces for teaching and learning. His ability to work closely with end-users to envisage and create engaging spaces has seen him push the barriers of education design, engaging with the political—as well as pedagogical—context on the day. His approach includes a particular interest in modern methods of construction, and how new ideas can lift the overall standard of education spaces.

James has recently worked on three projects as part of the Liverpool Schools Investment Programme, creating innovative, architecturally exciting schools on low budgets. Notable projects also include the BREEAM Outstanding Lancaster Institute of the Arts and the remodelling of the pioneering Contact Theatre in Manchester.

James is a part-time studio tutor at Liverpool University on architectural undergraduate and postgraduate courses. His views on design are regularly published and the subject of industry lectures, with issues addressed including: how to create high-quality schools on low budgets; the power of public space to transform urban environments; and preserving history on innovation in our cities.

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