James Burgess

Senior Associate / Christchurch

James’ career path has taken him across the world with projects in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, China and Australia from a base in the United Kingdom. He brings his six years’ experience working overseas to his current portfolio in New Zealand to not only infuse solutions with a rich design aesthetic but to translate local context in a global way.

James’ role is essential to contributing to the realisation of concepts and visions. His experience includes masterplanning and design development for commercial, residential, hotel and hospitality and mixed-use projects. He enjoys working with clients to understand and set the design direction to achieve their overall strategic outcomes.

"My father was a designer, quantity surveyor and builder. He inspired me with a broad perspective and passion for the industry. I love sketching – butter paper and pen and I’m in my zone."

james.burgess@buchangroup.co.nz


James Burgess