Introducing James Cubitt & Partners

James Cubitt is a multi-disciplinary community of independent thinkers: Architects, Engineers, planners and project managers. Our Culture thrives on intellectual challenge, where you will find us passionate, analytical and dedicated.

James Cubitt provides engineering, management and specialist technical services for public and private sector clients globally. With an office network extending across 12 countries, James Cubitt has been involved in projects across Africa, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Australia and Europe. Our employs are diversified to serve 11 industry markets.

We are committed to continually updating and improving our professional skills base, and we successfully research, develop and sustain outstanding professional knowledge appropriate to the needs of our group.

We’re continually strengthening our business to make sure we’re providing the services our customers want wherever it’s located. Our multi geographical locations and our technical abilities are combined to make us a powerful partner for our clients.

Rigorous technical debates and strong links with academia support evolution of our opinions and leadership on everything from intelligent Building solutions to life style change.

We look to balance creativity with common sense, and take pride in developing new methodologies to address the unprecedented challenges facing our global community.

Experience, research and personal relationships are highly valued, as these inform a deep understanding of our clients need and commercial drivers.

We adopt an individual and integrate approach because we recognize that each client’s needs are different.

We shape our client’s objectives and development tactics through our technical excellence and professional advice to facilitate the creation of new opportunities.

Our Philosophy

James Cubitt has developed long standing relationships with clients based on mutual respect and understanding of the design outcomes through the client focused philosophy adopted by the practice. Working in collaboration with clients has driven JCP to strive for design excellence in all our projects balanced with achieving value for money outcomes that provide operational, functional and aesthetic goals. Our ability to work with clients on both small and large projects whilst maintaining the level of quality expected by Institutions and Governments alike has allowed the practice to focus on specific sectors within the Industry.

James Cubitt offers bespoke design outcomes, anchored by the key objectives of each project established in partnership with our Clients. We seek to develop architecture equally of its place and time with careful consideration towards contextual responses both social and environmental. The practice has considerable experience working abroad or in isolated locations and has established a reputation for being able deliver realistic high quality design outcomes within the confines of differing cultures, skills and climates.

Our ability to adapt to the specifics of each project type, budget, client expectation and defined architectural outcome without compromising on quality remains the key philosophical ambition of James Cubitt. Working together with our Clients has allowed the practice to flourish – Our success in developing responsible, innovative and creative designs has been through a partnership of a skilled team, enthusiastic, knowledgeable clients and a common goal to achieve the best possible outcome.


A core element of the projects undertaken by James Cubitt are those completed internationally, in particular projects in developing nations where issues surrounding access, material availability and construction skills become critical factors that influence the design process. The practice has had the privilege to be involved in a number of Aid based projects that seek to improve the infrastructure, facilities and opportunities for those living in extreme social conditions. These projects require an ability to recognise the unique aspects of each country, collaborating with local stakeholders to ensure projects consider social, community and religious aspects in addition to the more pragmatic building philosophies surrounding orientation, climate and environment.

The development of these projects supports JCP’s strong environmental approach. Sustainability has been integral to the design philosophy of much of JCP’s architecture giving our work rigor and suitability for purpose. The ability to design purpose built projects that meet the bespoke conditions associated with each site whilst maintaining value for money have enabled JCP to identify core architectural principals focusing on issues surrounding function, life cycle costing and sense of place.

Recent projects undertaken in the Pacific region have reinforced this need for architecture to be adaptable to its conditions. Projects completed have relied heavily on local materials, construction techniques and capabilities allowing buildings to be costed for their location and providing opportunities for up-skilling of local contractors. This has been a strong objective of JCP’s international portfolio with the practice actively seeking to be a part of further training of local consultants and contractors through a collaborative process of working in partnership.

The practice understands the need for design to embrace wider social and environmental responsibilities; this is never more apparent than when working in developing nations. JCP’s history through Africa, the Middle East and Pacific is a reflection of a larger philosophical agenda adopted by staff of being a part of positive change.


The traditional paradigms of Learning Environments are constantly changing, be it through individual learning, group learning, or integrated technology. JCP’s involvement in the design of Education Buildings and Spaces over 25 years of practice has enabled the office to remain at the forefront of this change to both challenge and influence the outcomes of learning environments.

The nature of Projects executed has exposed JCP to a diverse range of project types, both new build and refurbishments, enabling the practice to develop a clear understanding of the unique aspects associated with the creation of Learning Environments. Accommodating the myriad of Learning Spaces capable of meeting the flexibility required by teaching methodologies and more significantly the impact of changing technology requires a collaborative consultation process with Stakeholders. This process enables JCP to tailor design outcomes that reflect the specific requirements surrounding the unique nature of each and every project.

On the principal that learning begins with a conversation, JCP seeks to create architecture for Universities founded on the basis of collaboration and consultation – Time to let the discussion begin.

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