James Mak

Second Year Design Tutor

James is an architect at dRMM, where he works on a variety of education, residential and masterplanning projects in the office, with a focus on cross-laminated timber construction. James grew up in Hong Kong and graduated from the London School of Economics in Geography, before obtaining the AA Diploma from the Architectural Association in London. His years in academia allowed him to investigate the social and cultural implications of vernacular architecture in post-conflict countries. In 2009, he founded a charity that designs, builds and runs village schools in Takeo, Cambodia and has been an active volunteer ever since.