James’ first experience of constructing landscapes was as a summer job at the age of 17. From that point on his passions for the natural world, art, design and construction converged and since has worked and studied within the fields of landscape design and construction. He co-founded Roundfield with Tom in 2011,
James studied Garden Design at the University of Greenwich and after graduating in 2002 worked as a designer builder in London creating bespoke gardens for private clients. Preferring to focus on the public realm he made the decision convert to Landscape Architecture in 2005. He went on to work with long established practices, Gillespies, Battle McCarthy and MacGregor Smith to associate level and has delivered successful projects at all scales in multiple sectors both private and public. James met Tom whilst working at Gillespies in 2008 where they shared a vision for genuinely sustainable landscape design.
Prior to forming Roundfield James spent three months at Ragmans Lane Farm in Gloucestershire studying Permaculture, organic horticulture, ecology, landscape interpretation and sustainable forestry with renowned teacher Patrick Whitefield. This shared learning naturally helped to form the Roundfield design ethos.
Gallery Image Credit: Victoria & Albert Museum