James King Architects is a contemporary Architecture practice based in Cardiff.  We specialise in one-off dwellings; renovations, extensions, housing developments, as well as small-scale commercial and leisure projects.



Having graduated from Cardiff University in 2006, James went on to work for national and international award winning practices, gaining experience in a variety of sectors.  After renovating his first house in 2008 he was commissioned for a number of bespoke residential and commercial projects eventually leading to create a practice of his own.  The focus is both on creative design and excellent project delivery.

James believes in responding to the individual requirements of clients and site with a clarity of concept focussed on space, light, materiality, attention to detail, and the often overlooked budget!.  The aim is for an understated architectural solution that feels ‘natural’ rather than something of conflict with its surroundings.


James is also a qualified passive house designer with expertise in bringing more environmentally friendly solutions to the construction industry.


‘I‘m passionate about engaging with clients, engineers and builders, seeing a project come to life.   Being able to impact and control the different facets at an appreciable scale is very satisfying.   It’s communication and caring about the little details that can make a big difference.’