James Greig


James Greig joined Gibson Thornley Architects in 2021, wanting to work with a practice that shared his design ethos of using a simple architectural language to create uplifting spaces whatever the use or scale. He has since worked on buildings of many different ages and types, including homes, education and commercial spaces. He has a rigorous and imaginative approach, and experience working in complex planning and historical contexts, often in consultation with multiple project stakeholders. As project architect James leads Gibson Thornley’s Design Context programme, arranging study visits to buildings relevant to the practice’s current projects.

Outside the studio, he is a guest critic at the University of Westminster and a practice mentor at the Royal College of Art.

For James, good architecture requires the architect to be a purposeful protagonist, first building a coherent and compelling design narrative, and then being resolute in its execution.