James Burland trained at the University of Bath. His career as an architect began at the multi-professional design practice, Arup Associates, and later with Philip Cox in Australia. On returning to the UK, he re-joined Arup where he became its lead Architect and designed several award-winning projects including the City of Manchester Stadium and Arup’s Midlands campus building.
James founded his own practice in 2000 where he worked on film studios at Pinewood, Shepperton and Ealing. He is consultant architect to the Terrell Group creating an interdisciplinary design studio – Terrell Architecture.