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James Woodall

James Woodall

Sustainability Lead, SOM

As Sustainability Associate, James Woodall works within SOM’s sustainable engineering studio, leading sustainable design across several award-winning buildings and large mixed-use masterplanning projects. James’s diverse skill set enables him to work at the intersection of Architecture, environmental design, and social impact, collaborating with clients and consultants to create tangible sustainability outcomes.

James’s notable work includes North America’s largest certified non-residential Passive House building (Clayton Heights Community Centre, Canada), a pioneering Zero Carbon new office building (City Place House, London, UK) and transformative mixed-use masterplans such as MIND Milan, Sultan Haitham City, Oman and Abu Dhabi Creative District. 

In his previous role, James’s work in developing Allies and Morrison’s sustainability strategy led to them being highly commended for Sustainable Practice of the year in 2019, with James being shortlisted for Sustainability Champion in 2022 by the Architect’s Journal. James has contributed to national and international design publications including the RIBA Journal & ArchDaily, in addition to being co-editor of the LETI Climate Emergency Design Guide – a groundbreaking publication contributed to by over 100 leading design professionals which continues to be referenced as best practice in delivering net zero carbon buildings.