James Mitchell BA (Hons) MArch Dip Arch RIBA

Partner, Axiom Architects


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

James believes if we design well proportioned composition, mixed with high quality materials and beautiful details, we can create beautiful buildings. He has strong design and conceptual skills, and combines commercial and technical understanding to deliver projects through all RIBA Stages.

With a particular expertise in hotels, he is currently leading a 219 bedroom hotel in the City Of London, a mixed use 38 x storey tower in Canary Wharf comprising a 400 bedroom hotel with luxury residential and retail.

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

Additionally, James has contributed to a number of hotel publications below;

– New London Architecture ‘London’s hotels: Expanding social spaces

– Nomad City: The Future of Hotels?

– Estates Gazette Podcast and magazine publication ‘Evolving: The future of hotels and the city’

– Estates Gazette Podcast What can hotels do for the high street?

James is also co-chair of the ‘London Planning in Development forum’. A forum set up in the 80s for built-environment leaders and cross party politicians to discuss planning and urgent matters in London

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