James Millar/


As a qualified Architect James has gained diverse and widespread experience in both residential and commercial projects throughout the UK.

Having graduated from The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and Westminster University, London, James joined Archial Group, a multi-award winning, international practice where he focused on large scale commercial projects such as hotels, schools, offices and college master planning for clients including Local Authorities and the Ministry of Defence.

In 2010, James joined a niche London based residential practice, to pursue his interest in contemporary design and modern architecture. He worked on a number of high-end residential projects specialising in full refurbishment/renovation of private houses of varying scales, many including subterranean extensions in and around central London. With the experience and knowledge gained, James went on to form JAAM/ architects in 2013.

Maurice Smith/


Maurice joined JAAM/ architects in 2017. With a primary interest in materiality, detailing and a passion for architectural history, he has varied experience, from small scale architectural projects to Master Planning and Interior Design.

After graduating from The University of East London in 2012, Maurice joined David Collins Studio, a high-end Interior Design studio specialising in the luxury retail and commercial sectors. He focused primarily on fashion retail projects for clients such as Alexander McQueen and Jimmy Choo, working on joinery and furniture design/detailing. During this time he also gained broad experience working within different teams designing hotels, hospitality facilities and bespoke residential projects.

In 2019 Maurice returned to Kingston University to complete his RIBA Part III. Since qualifying Maurice has taken on the day to day running of his own projects at JAAM/ as well as continuing to be an integral part of the daily running of the studio.