James Langford set up his architectural practice in 2007 following twelve years of experience working on a wide range of high profile, award-winning projects. He has particular experience in the residential sector and has also worked on commercial, public, leisure and arts projects.

Prior to setting up JL Architects, James was an Associate Partner at MMM Architects where he led a significant number of residential and commercial projects, and before that, Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners where he was closely involved with some of their most well known projects.



The practice provides the benefit of offering full architectural and interior design services within one studio, undertaking projects in a wide range of fields, including housing, retail & commercial offices, exhibitions and bespoke furniture design. We are able to call on the services of a wide range of consultants and specialists with whom we have developed close working relationships, enabling each project to be set up and addressed specifically.

We offer the following services;-

  • Design Architect
  • Lead consultant
  • Planning applications
  • Contract administrator
  • Concept and Space Planning
  • Client brief appraisals
  • Interior design & visualisation

To find out more about what we do and how we can help, please get in touch.

Every project is tailored to the specific requirements of each client, brief and site, allowing these parameters to inform the design from the outset, rather than imposing a house style. We apply a high level of design and commitment to all projects, and believe that good design can transform even the most functional brief!

Typical hand drawn sketch proposal

Typical hand drawn sketch proposal


The practice is proud that the majority of their commissions are achieved through repeat business and 'word of mouth' recommendations. We have also been honoured by being published several times and James Langford has received several awards for his architecture and design.