Founder, owner and ultimate authority, James is primarily involved in providing overall direction to JPA London, Singapore and Dubai. James is deeply involved in the facilitation of several JPA’s more far-reaching projects.
Graduating from the Architectural Association, James set up JPA in the early 1980s. In its early days, JPA was involved with transport interiors, most notably the re-designs and refurbishment for the iconic Venice-Simplon-Orient Express. In parallel with a series of hotel projects James subsequently completed the design, project management and engineering for the Eastern and Oriental Express in Singapore, and this in turn lead to JPA’s first aviation project in the form of Singapore Airlines 747 First Class seat and cabin.
Over the next few years JPA grew from essentially a small interiors and architectural consultancy to designing for some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, with the rail and aerospace industries following from there. JPA is now one of the world’s leading design companies in the transport and hospitality industries.