Architectus Welcomes New Design Principal James Jones

16 September 2010

"An approach to architecture that I like to explore is to unlock projects from their stereotype. This requires insight into and redefinition of the building type, and a clear response to the physical location and cultural context."  James Jones

James Jones joins Architectus from HBV Architects (Hobart), where as a director he was involved with design of the new RACT state offices and significant logistics and training buildings for energy providers Aurora and Transend. 

James previously worked at Architectus Sydney from 2001 to 2002 during which time he was co-design principal for the international competition winning design for the new Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and principal on the winning entry for the unrealised Centenary of Federation Place, Canberra.

Architectus Managing Director David Sainsbery said, "we are thrilled that James has re-joined Architectus, he brings to the practice a wealth of experience and we look forward to his design leadership in this phase of our development.  James' appointment reflects our strong commitment to creating innovative, sustainable and functional design solutions that produce real advantages for our clients."

Prior to joining HBV, James was at Morris-Nunn Associates (Hobart) where he was involved in the IXL redevelopment, the Henry Jones art hotel, Islington hotel and the Priory Country Lodge.  During the period 2007 to 2008 he was president of the Australian Institute of Architects Tasmanian Chapter and member of the Hobart Lord Mayors Economic Development Forum.  He is currently adjunct professor at the School of Architecture, University of Tasmania.

Australian Institute of Architects awards that James' projects have recently received include; the Esmond Dorney state award for residential architecture (2010) for Trial Bay House, state Colorbond award for steel architecture and state commercial award (2010) for Transend Primary Store, and, a national and state Colorbond award for steel architecture and a commercial award (2008) for Aurora Operations Centre (HBV Architects).