James Aaron Volpé Bligh


Intern Architect AIBC M.Arch B.ASc

James is an Intern Architect born and working in Vancouver, British Columbia. James works at  Proscenium Architecture + Interiors Inc. and writes a repeating column for Vancouver is Awesome. He advocates for planning and architecture that does not need to lean on the beautiful local geography as a crutch for poor design. James has been an architectural awards jury member for the AIBC, and has appeared in other periodicals such as The Globe and Mail, The Georgia Straight, Price Tags, Sixty7 Architecture Road, and his mother's harp blog.

James holds a Masters in Architecture from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design and a Bachelors of Applied Science in Civil-Structural Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Significant influences in James' career include Thesis Advisor John Shnier, Mentor Bruce Haden, Professor Brigitte Shim, Professor Shane Williamson, the rad team at ProsceniumLEGO, his parents, and loving, supportive wife Errin.