Founding director of the firm Eckersley O’Callaghan, James is acknowledged as an authority on the structural use of glass. He’s perhaps best known for his highly innovative glass stairs, bridges, facades and other structural elements in a range of Apple’s flagship retail stores including Tokyo, Sydney, Shanghai, Hong Kong, New York and London.
His ongoing interest in the development of structural glass design has led to the firm’s involvement with many challenging and award-winning glass projects around the world. This was recognized in 2010 when the practice won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of Innovation.
James regularly gives talks to professionals in the industry to share his experiences in the design of glass. He’s often asked to be a keynote speaker at notable international glass industry conventions such as Glasstech and Glass Performance Days.
James became a Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in 2011 after he’d worked on several projects in Hong Kong and Asia. Before setting up Eckersley O’Callaghan, James was a principal of Dewhurst Macfarlane’s New York office.