James Khamsi is an architect with experience working in continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.
James received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, and his Masters of Architecture with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Before founding FIRM, James practiced with leading architects, most notably at Foreign Office Architects where he worked on the London 2012 Olympic Park Masterplan, the Sevenstone mixed-use development in Sheffield and the Virtual Metro for the RATP in Paris.
James’ work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. His work has been published in Actar’s Verb series, Volume, MAS Context, MONU, Scapegoat and Interior Design magazine. He is the editor of “Huburbs: Transit and Urbanism in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area,” published 2012 by the University of Toronto.
Beyond his practice, James is active in research and teaching. He is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor in urban design at Columbia and has held positions at Cornell University, the University of Toronto, and Harvard.