James Stephen [a] March 29, — September 27, was an American architect. He was the premier school architect in Western Washington state in the early s. Originally working with wood frame buildings, around he brought more modern and fire-resistive designs to the Seattle area. He, and later with his son, was responsible for the design of at least fifty schools in Washington as well as many other kinds of buildings.
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Being the first person in his family to afford tertiary education, James was accepted into the Bartlett School of Architecture in London where he was mentored by Peter Cook, and apprenticed under Itsuko Hasegawa in Tokyo. James has started the Cybertecture Academy to nurture a new generation of designers from a young age, and Cybertecture for Humanity Foundation to alleviate suffering in the world through design. James' dreams are to house 1 billion people who are homeless; to build Cybertecture projects in every country in the world; and to construct cities in space that can be a new home for humankind. Cybertecture is the design of all things for a more intelligent world through new pieces of architecture, interior space, artwork, technology, and strategy. We see humanity undergoing a new renaissance of rapid change on this planet, so we believe that every project we design, and build should contribute to a sustainable and better world for all people. We believe our work can alleviate suffering for all segments of society.
John James c. Howard Colvin 's assessment of him was that of "a competent architect, but he lacked inventive fancy, and his buildings are for the most part plain and unadventurous in design". The son of a Hampshire parson also named John James, he attended the Holy Ghost School , Basingstoke , of which his father was headmaster.