James Taylor

Principal, London Studio Chair, Global Sector Leader – Workplace Architecture

James is Chair of the London Studio, leading the talented multi-sector team on exciting office, residential and hotel projects across London, the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

As an Architect, he has a reputation for large scale office buildings in London and working heritage contexts, most recently including 85 Gracechurch Street, a new build 32 storey tower which incorporates unparalleled destination amenities for occupiers and the public. As well as offices, James has designed award winning schools, university buildings and residential projects.

James drives the London studio with creativity, knowledge and energy, nurturing a collaborative working environment focussed on client experience and project outcomes. He is passionate about the experience of work and enabling people and teams to succeed in their own goals. As part of his role, James is also the Woods Bagot Global Workplace Architecture Sector leader, enabling connections and sharing innovation in our office projects for the benefit of clients around the globe. 

He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), British Council of Offices (BCO), City Property Association (CPA), City Architecutre forum (CAF) and a member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects. He has spoken on tall buildings at CTBUH, education at the NLA, and the future of offices at a number of industry events.

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