Between 2009 and 2012, James studied for a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Ruth Morrow, Prof. Ashraf Salama and Mr. Keith McAllister at the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPACE), Queen’s University Belfast.

The PhD develops a pedagogical critique of the live project in architectural education. The live project has become a major theme in James’ research.

You can download the entire PhD as a two part PDF via the project’s blog. Click here, and follow the instructions to view online or download.

Since 2018, James has been a guest tutor in the University of Nottingham’s Design+Build Studio, working alongside students, tutors and engineers in the design and construction of two creche facilities in Limpopo Province, South Africa.