Jim is a UK registered architect and project leader with an MA in Architecture & Urbanism who joined Bryden Wood in 2013. He operates within the R&D side of the Bryden Wood as has particular interests in Design for Manufacture and developing engineered construction systems. Having previously worked at Sou Fujimoto Architects in Tokyo and at practices in the North of England specialising in modern interventions to historic buildings he is able to work across sectors and scales and is particularly comfortable on projects that require unconventional workflows and have challenging details and interfaces.
Initially at Bryden Wood he helped push forward the office BIM capabilities in relation to construction detailing before helping to develop a component-based digital delivery system that uses a central model to control and streamline the design process, construction sequencing and programming, live project costing as well as a tracking system for component procurement and manufacture, tracking, maintenance and lifecycle management. This system is developing in capability and allows rapid facility design and optioneering with live cost control at a very early stage within projects.
With a particular emphasis on careful detailing, technical problem solving and developing building systems Jim is focused on the development of product tools and ways of working that add value across projects but also seek to push the capabilities of the industry. He is currently leading the design and delivery of a number of projects in the large scale residential, industrial and pharmaceutical sectors.