James Watson

Senior Architect

BA (Hons) Architecture, BArch Architecture, DipArch

James is a Senior Architect who has been working for HTA Design LLP since late 2011. In his time at HTA, he has successfully integrated himself into the team and lead large scale projects at early RIBA work stages through to completion.

Over the past year he has worked on the Gabriel Square project acting as project architect and executive architect, helping deliver a 80 unit housing scheme within St Albans. During the year, he has helped deliver and submit as project architect, a planning application for 92 homes within Ealing, for the project Seasprite Close which is part of the ongoing delivery of new houses for Ealing development plan. 

He previously worked for a practice of historical architects and also worked for a small practice in Worcester called Boughton Butler Architects as a post Part I Architectural Assistant working on a varied range of projects, from schools to housing.

In addition to the previously mentioned projects, James has also worked on an array of projects from conception to completion. This includes projects such as Dee Park from planning to working drawings as lead architect for the delivery of 145 new homes and Cheshunt within Broxbourne for 88 mixed tenure residential scheme.

During his time as a Part Two Architectural student, he was selected as a post graduate student tutor, helping Part I, year two students develop their drawing & design skills. This was an invaluable opportunity which was granted by his tutors at De Montfort University; of which he feels very passionate about.

Currently, James is working on the redesign of the New Avenue project, looking at increasing  dwellings for a previously submitted scheme for Countryside Properties.