James Kelly

Senior Associate, RAIA

B.Arch.St, M.Arch


“It is exciting and inspiring to help our clients to push the boundaries of what is possible.”

James is a Senior Associate at ClarkeHopkinsClarke, leading the practice’s dedicated Senior Living & Care team. Drawing on his experience across commercial, heritage, community and multi-residential architecture, James is an advocate for the design and delivery of truly integrated communities for Australia’s growing senior population.

In his role as Project Leader, James guides ClarkeHopkinsClarke’s Senior Living & Care team through each phase of a project’s evolution, from visioning to practical completion. He adds particular value to the conceptualisation phase, where he is able to initiate and guide conversations between complex stakeholder groups to change thinking within the broader community and achieve industry leading outcomes.

As an Associate, James works in collaboration with the Partners and leadership team to support the professional development of our practice. An emerging thought leader within the aged care sector he actively contributes to public discussion is a supporter of the greater architectural industry through participation in AIA professional development and mentoring programs and is a board member for the Balibo House Trust.


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