James is a 20 year veteran of the landscape architecture field. His work experience includes leading projects at various scales and complexity. His focus has been centered in construction solutions in urban settings. As founder of Vert gardens in New York City, James and his team developed many of the technical details now common in the roof top garden industry. He continues leading complex on-structure projects today in New York City and throughout the east coast. James received his masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Edinburgh where he was awarded the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools scholarship to study at ETSAB in Barcelona. James comes to the design process with a firm basis in construction means and methods. This approach helps him focus the design team on budget, technical solutions and schedule ensuring projects are built to clients’ satisfaction.