With an educational background in architecture, planning, and landscape architecture, James Bennett brings a unique multi-disciplinary perspective to MVVA. His work at the firm has focused on translating master plans into built landscapes, developing solutions for complex urban design challenges, and communicating these to the broad constituency of parties needed to bring a project to life.
At Brooklyn Bridge Park, James is the Project Manager for the completion of Pier 6, which is currently under construction. He is also a longstanding member of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial team, where he leads coordination efforts with the Missouri DOT on the transformation of the I-70 corridor through downtown St. Louis. James has played a key role in the design and detailing of signature elements for a number of MVVA projects.
James received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Columbia University and earned both a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to working at MVVA, James was employed by several architectural firms and planning agencies in New York and Philadelphia. He has been an invited critic to Pratt, CUNY, and Parsons. He is an avid runner and most recently completed the Los Angeles and Amsterdam marathons.
James worked at MVVA in 2007 and rejoined MVVA in 2010.