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 to our Luxury Hospitality Design Studio. A licensed architect with over 35 years in hospitality design, James’ experience in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean and Central America has allowed him to work with renowned luxury brands while redefining exclusivity in luxury environments immersed in local context. James has focused most of his career as Principal Designer at internationally renowned Wilson Associates. A specialist in luxury resort and residential design, James has been the principal designer behind 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, and most recently the new The Village in Dallas, including The Village Drey Apartments and The Drey Hotel at The Village. James has developed an impressive, diverse and award-winning international portfolio, has been widely published, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.