James Greaves

Senior Partner

James has been with Hopkins Architects since 1987. Early work with the practice includes several projects for the Victoria and Albert Museum, Phase II of the Schlumberger Cambridge Research Centre, the Queen's Building at Emmanuel College Cambridge and the Dynamic Earth centre in Edinburgh. He also completed Haberdashers' Hall, a new science building for Sherborne School, a new Visitor Centre for Ickworth House in Suffolk, a major office scheme for Fidelity Investments in the Millennium Quarter of the London Docklands and an office development on Park Lane in London. More recently, he completed a new science building for Benenden School.


James has extensive experience with masterplanning and has created a sustainable development framework for Leicester's Waterside, the Exchange site in Swindon, a new financial district for the Esplanade Quarter in St Helier, Jersey and a new urban regeneration plan for the north of town in St Helier. He has recently completed a masterplan and subsequent mixed-use development called Arc in Bury St Edmunds, which includes housing, shops and the town's theatre, the Apex.


James is currently working on an academic building for Brighton College, a mixed-use student housing scheme in the City of London and two major five-star central London hotels.


James has a particular interest and expertise on the use of wood in buildings, he lectures widely on the subject and he has been a judge of the Wood Awards for the last seven years. He sits on the CABE London design review panel. He is also the London Partner assisting the work of our Dubai Design Studio.