James Green

Position: Architect
Qualification: MA (Cantab) Dip Arch, MA Spatial Planning and Urban Design

James Green started at Richard Griffiths Architects in 2013 after completing his studies in architecture and urban design at London Metropolitan and Cambridge University where he researched conservation practices in East Asia – an area which he continues to study. Whilst undertaking his Part II he also trained for the MA in Spatial Planning and Urban Studies programme run by Design for London in a set of live projects, which looked at promoting the High Street and markets around the capital.

His professional experience with a number of London practices cover a range of scales from master planning, gallery design, and theatre sets to self-build projects such a Frank’s Cafe. Whilst at Groves Natcheva Architects he worked on a project which was exhibited in an architectural exhibition at the Royal Academy.

From 2011 -2013 he worked with Tongji University in Shanghai on conservation projects across China, leading a project there in conjunction with the British Council in 2012 to develop a museum of traditional life, within a 19th century courtyard house.

Presently he is working on a number projects within the practice, including the expansion of Toynbee Hall in Aldgate, East London; the refurbishment of the Great Chamber at the Charterhouse; and repairs to William Butterfield’s 84 Margaret Street. He is an active member of the SPAB London Group.

Since joining the practice he has worked on:


Toynbee Hall
Developed the masterplan for the Toynbee Hall campus, and proposals for the extension and conservation of the grade II building. From the initial design brief, through public consultation and drawing production to gain planning with listed building consent in 2014. The works, including landscaping, forming a new set of interpretive spaces for public events, repairs and internal refurbishment of the offices, are on site and due to be completed in 2017. It is the largest extension of the campus buildings in the history of institution. (HLF funded)

The Charterhouse, Chapel Court
Repairs to the to the Grade I listed campus (14th century) include stone and brick repairs to the Tudor elevations of Chapel Court. As Project Architect, he coordinated the repairs alongside the construction of Eric Parry Architects’ new museum. (HLF funded)

The Charterhouse, Great Chamber
Refurbishment of the Grade I listed interior (14th century), looking at the historic decorative scheme and proposals for a new interior to support a new painting hand and programme of events (HLF funded)

St Margaret Street, Fo Guang Shan Temple
Project architect for the refurbishment and repairs of this Grade II* William Butterfield Building, which houses a Buddhist temple (HLF funded)

9-11 Vallance Rd
Refurbishment and repair of the row of houses that are the last remaining side of the former Pavilion Theatre, East London

Newick Park
Developed the extension and conservation of Newick Park estate. Grade II* house with Tudor and later Georgian features. Currently consulting on the conservation of the other buildings on the estate and its landscaping.

James Green