James Aaron Volpé Bligh


Intern Architect AIBC M.Arch B.ASc

James is an Intern Architect and writer from Vancouver, British Columbia with an interest in the influence of architecture on the community and the individual. He has a passion for detail, meaningful public spaces, and affordable housing. He recently won a Special Mention with Ian Robertson and Simon Chan for their entry in the Urbanarium's Missing Middle competition - targeting rezoning applications for the monetary windfalls they generate.

James works at Proscenium Architecture + Interiors Inc. as an Intern Architect. He 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. James has been an architectural awards jury member for the AIBC and has served on SALA Thesis Committee. He loves living in Gastown with his loving wife Errin, an Optometrist responsible for his cool glasses. Significant influences in James' career include Thesis Advisor John Shnier, Mentor Bruce Haden, Professor Brigitte Shim, Professor Shane Williamson, the rad team at ProsceniumLEGO, and his family.