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An Architect’s View

Adrian James Architects is an RIBA Chartered Practice based in the heart of Oxford. B4’s Richard Rosser met with Director, Adrian James, to find out how the pandemic has influenced the design and construction of buildings now and in the future and also discuss the growing concerns regarding skilled labour.

Adrian trained at Cambridge University, worked on the design and procurement of exceptional buildings in the UK, the USA and Europe before settling in Oxford and launching his own studio.  As well as managing the practice and ensuring its commitment to quality in all of its architectural services, Adrian guides the design development of all commissions.  He combines a passion for architecture with real expertise in steering projects through the planning process.

Outside of the day job Adrian really does sing from the mountain tops combining climbing to the top of mountains the world over and singing in the Oxford Gospel Choir. Who knew we had a budding Julie Andrews in the B4 community!

The Adrian James website encapsulates Adrian’s undoubted passion for his art. In fact, without wishing to be lazy, the following text is taken from the website, but perfectly sums up the ethos and approach of the practice.

Read the full interview here

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