James is a creative problem solver who approaches every project with genuine excitement and passion. He is a host and entertainer who appreciates defining the details that make every project unforgettable.

Based out of HBG Design’s Dallas office, James joins the firm in the role of Consulting Principal. A licensed architect who brings over 35 years of experience in hospitality design, James has focused most of his career as Principal Designer at internationally renowned Wilson Associates. A specialist in resort design, he has created some of the world’s most iconic properties including Atlantis The Palm, Atlantis Paradise Island, Mazagan Beach Resort, One & Only Royal Mirage, Hyatt Regency Denver, JW Marriott Houston, and the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. He has won numerous design awards, has been widely published, and is a frequent speaker at industry events. Additionally, James considers it a professional responsibility to give back to the architectural profession and has worked with several universities, participating in student juries, work sessions and lectures.