Founder and Principal, London
After graduating from the Architectural Association, James Park set up the first James Park Associates in the early 1980’s which saw him design, amongst other projects, the interiors for the Venice-Simplon Orient Express. Further to contacts made at this time, in 1991, James was asked to complete the design and engineering for the Eastern and Oriental Express in Singapore, a project which demanded his continuous presence in the region. As a result James Park Associates Pte Ltd was born in Singapore. The next few years saw JPA grow from essentially a small interior and architectural consultancy to design for some of the most luxurious hotels in the world and widen its interests to incorporate the rail and aerospace industries.