James Pearse

Associate Principal - Registered Architect
James Pearse

James Pearse is a Registered Architect and has over 20 years’ experience across a wide variety of building typologies, including health, education and commercial. James is passionate about creating and delivering architecture that enriches people’s daily lives. He excels in collaborating and coordinating design teams as well as resolving complex building interfaces to ensure the client’s vision and project outcomes are achieved.

James thrives on getting fully immersed in both the aesthetics and detail of the building. He brings an appreciation and technical understanding of how the individual stages of the design and construction process feed into and impact each other.

Prior to joining Jasmax in 2022, James spent over four years working on the design and delivery of Te Pae (Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre) for global architectural studio Woods Bagot. James also spent more than a decade working in Melbourne for some of the leading Australian design studios such as Lyons, ARM and NH Architecture, prior to moving home to Christchurch.

James has been involved in numerous projects across Aotearoa New Zealand. Currently his focus is on delivery excellence for Jasmax, and he is the site architect for Te Rangihīroa, a 450-bed student accommodation building for the University of Otago.

Selected Projects