JAAM Architects Premises

About Us


Our tried and tested, successful method of collaboration allows us to realise unique building projects for sophisticated clients. We strive to be among the best in the industry, which is why we take an interdisciplinary approach to our design process and project implementation, working with leading specialists throughout to implement our vision.


Our mission is to work for and together with our clients to realise specific objectives in specific locations within specific timeframes. During both the concept and implementation phases, we focus on guaranteeing the added value required for our client’s projects. In the Process, we are guided by the following objectives/ intelligent architecture, successful project development, a full range of services and a proven track record.


We are both highly motivated and innovative architects who possess our own unique skills and expertise. We have a great ability to collaborate and communicate well, ensuring that our extensive design offerings are of the highest quality. We have dedicated ourselves to architecture because we have a passion for what we do and hold our work to the highest standards. This is the defining feature of our work, as well as of the relationship we have with our clients.
JAAM Architects James

James Millar

Architect & Director/ DipArch PGDip RIBA ARB RIAS

As a qualified Architect James has gained diverse and widespread experience in both residential and commercial projects throughout the UK.

Having graduated from The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and Westminster University, London, James joined Archial Group, a multi-award winning, international practice where he focused on large scale commercial projects such as hotels, schools, offices and college master planning for clients including Local Authorities and the Ministry of Defence. 

In 2010, James joined a niche London based residential practice, to pursue his interest in contemporary design and modern architecture. He worked on a number of high-end residential projects specialising in full refurbishment/renovation of private houses of varying scales, many including subterranean extensions in and around central London. With the experience and knowledge gained, James went on to form JAAM/ architects in 2013.

JAAM Architects Maurice

Maurice Smith

Architect/ DipArch PGDip RIBA ARB

Maurice joined JAAM/ architects in 2017. With a primary interest in materiality, detailing and a passion for architectural history, he has varied experience, from small scale architectural projects to Master Planning and Interior Design.

After graduating from The University of East London in 2012, Maurice joined David Collins Studio, a high-end Interior Design studio specialising in the luxury retail and commercial sectors. He focused primarily on fashion retail projects for clients such as Alexander McQueen and Jimmy Choo, working on joinery and furniture design/detailing. During this time he also gained broad experience working within different teams designing hotels, hospitality facilities and bespoke residential projects. 

In 2019 Maurice returned to Kingston University to complete his RIBA Part III. Since qualifying Maurice has taken on the day to day running of his own projects at JAAM/ as well as continuing to be an integral part of the daily running of the studio.

JAAM Architects Fergal O’Connor

Fergal O’Connor

Architectural Assistant/ BSc (Hons) MArch

Fergal began with JAAM/ architects in early 2022. He has experience both in large and small scale projects and has worked on the preservation of existing structures as well as new build work.

Upon completing his undergraduate degree at University College Cork in 2019, Fergal moved to New York. There, he worked for Douglas J. Lister Architects, a boutique firm focused on the preservation and restoration of historic structures around New York City. He primarily worked on the extensive renovation of a protected apartment block in Queens. Whilst there, he met with clients, attended site visits and put together detailed drawing packages for planning and tender.

In 2020, Fergal returned to University College Cork where he graduated from a master’s in architecture degree in late 2021. His masters project, [Ex]Isles, was exhibited as part of the RIAI Scott Tallon Walker Student Excellence Award. Shortly after completing his studies he moved to London and joined the JAAM team. Since joining, Fergal has worked closely with all members of the team on multiple projects, gaining valuable on site experience, advancing his drawing and details skills and liaising with clients.