Since graduating with an MSc in Historic Building Conservation from Kingston University, Jim has focused on expanding his practical skills as a craftsperson. This has involved him working on a number of traditional woodworking projects around the world including conservation carpentry, cabinetmaking and traditional timber-frame carpentry.
Jim aims to combine his MSc research into biophilic design principles and wellbeing with further hands-on skills in timber construction and other forms of building craft, in order to provide a more holistic approach and understanding to his work.
Jim is currently studying on the Building Arts Programme 2020, run in collaboration with The Prince’s Foundation. This is a valuable opportunity for him to work and learn from other skilled people in the crafts and building arts sector, enabling him to evolve as a practitioner, and to better understand and develop ideas which align with his theoretical understanding of a successful built environment.