James Dacre




BA(Hons), M.Arch, AdvDip

Professional Memberships
  • Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

James has over 10 years experience working in architecture including over 5 years post Part 3 ARB registration. He has worked on masterplanning, residential, community and heritage conservation projects ranging in scale from the micro to macro. This gives James a holistic understanding of the end user experience and wider context issues involved. He has a balanced approach to design using natural creativity alongside technical knowledge to develop projects that are both aspirational and feasible. He is comfortable working at all stages of work from concept through to construction.

James has a passion for sustainable design and in 2019 was Sustainability Specialist on the RIBA East Midlands Awards jury panel. He is currently undertaking training in Passivhaus software for a new bespoke Paragraph 80 dwelling. James was Principal Designer and Lead Consultant on the Ashbourne Pavilion project which was completed in early 2022. Throughout his career he has worked on a variety of residential projects, including some time abroad in Malaysia, and as such has an in-depth knowledge of this sector. He has been Project Lead on a number of projects achieving successful planning approvals for reserved matters and full planning applications.