Jim aims to synthesize disparate elements — Western and Chinese, traditional and modern, urban and rural. His work shows sensitivity to space and light and is always concerned with utility and sustainability. Whenever feasible he infuses existing buildings with new life.
Jim describes himself as a “designer” since he was not formally trained or certified as an architect. He typically associates with a compatible architectural firm in order to provide comprehensive standard drawings to clients and is also experienced working with engineering firms to ensure structural and systems soundness.
Jim’s work was explored in the monograph Great Wall Style and has been featured in many design publications, including Architectural Digest. Please have a look at our Press page to see the full gamut of media coverage
Jim’s practice has focussed on residential and commercial projects, including architectural design, interior architecture, and landscape architecture. He has also created and overseen the fabrication of many custom furnishings to ensure a fitting and unique look for each site, space, and function.
Jim and Liang’s success in designing and operating sustainable tourism destinations has resulted in many government agencies and private developers across China retaining our team to evaluate their potential projects and develop conceptual plans.
The insight gained from inspecting sites and projects around the country inform both Jim’s advice and his own designs for clients.
We are open to new consulting and planning assignments within the context of our other commitments and welcome enquiries.