Our Team

James Todd

James Todd

Associate Director
BSc(Hons) DipArch MA

James joined Architype in 2000, and became an Associate Director in 2015.

James has a deep knowledge of the social, environmental and health impacts of buildings and is passionate about delivering excellent design that builds holistically on Architype’s pioneering research in Passivhaus, lifecycle carbon, building performance and user satisfaction.

At Architype, James has extensive experience of leading design teams and managing the delivery of projects at all stages, across a wide range of scales and building types. He has guided the development and application of Architype’s design quality and knowledge management systems.

James was the project leader for The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia, an exemplary low carbon building certified to both BREEAM Outstanding and Passivhaus standards. Other recent projects led by James include RUSS, a large-scale Community Land Trust led self-build development in Lewisham; Christ Church Central, a new build Passivhaus church in Sheffield city centre; Peckham Settlement community hub in South London and Holy Trinity Primary School expansion in Richmond.


James studied at the University of Bath gaining a BSc (Hons) and then at Sheffield University for his Diploma and MA qualifications. During this time he also worked at the Centre for Alternative Technology as a builder, gaining practical experience of working with sustainable building materials such as rammed earth, limecrete, strawbale and timber frame. He gained his Part 3 professional qualifications from South Bank University in 2007.


James regularly lectures on Architype’s work. He has talked recently at Ecobuild, AECB and TSB events about the Rapiere lifecycle carbon, cost and energy modeling tool - developed by Architype in collaboration with industry partners. He has also presented Architype’s recent design work at AJ Spec Live, Centre for Alternative Technology, University of West of England and University of East London.