James Cook

Associate

Discovering the essence of a place through historical research, revealing lost connections to restitch an urban fabric and learning from local motifs and typologies enriches the design narrative and grounds it with specificity.”

From a young age, I have always been fascinated with the spatial qualities formed by our surroundings and their effect on our senses, health and well-being. I believe the combination of light, texture and nature are the essential ingredients for creating successful designs; whether in the home, at work or wider landscapes.

I have used these elements to craft a number of schemes at Studio Egret West, from park side living in Mayfield to new civic workspaces. Following the pandemic, I’ve been working with the team to develop new approaches to workplace design in response to our evolving behaviours. Centring the workplace at the heart of the neighbourhood, focussing on well-being with adaptive and flexible conditions to meet the needs of the worker.

Creativity starts with curiosity. Discovering the essence of a place through historical research, revealing lost connections to restitch an urban fabric and learning from local motifs and typologies enriches the design narrative and grounds it with specificity.


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