James Mitchell

JM 1420 x 900

BA (Hons) MArch Dip Arch RIBA

James is an architect and a champion of high quality architecture. With over 15 years experience, he leads Axiom's London office.

He has strong design and conceptual skills, and combines commercial and technical understanding to deliver projects through all RIBA Stages.

He is currently leading a 166-unit residential development in East London, a mixed use 38 x storey tower in Canary Wharf comprising residential apartments and a hotel with retail, as well as a 200 bedroom hotel in the City of London.

James regularly commentates on the built environment, and is chair of the ‘New London Architecture Expert Panel for Retail and Hospitality.’ A panel set up with built-environment leaders to discuss and inform the challenges the sector faces due to the covid-19 pandemic.

He recently contributed to the All-Party Parliamentary Group 'Suburban Taskforce' by providing a thought leadership piece called 'A place to nowhere', a study exploring the spatial and qualitative conditions of London's suburbs:

A Place to Nowhere

Other contributions to wider debates can be found here:

London's Hotels: expanding social spaces

Nomad City: The Future of Hotels?

Evolving: The future of hotels and the city

What can hotels do for the high street?

Outside of work, James likes to keep fit by cycling, spinning and running around after his two sons. When he gets the chance, he enjoys a beer and going to watch rugby, football or cricket.