Wignall and Moore is an architectural studio that includes architects, designers and makers. It produces expressive buildings, places and unique experiences that aim to bring joy. The practice offers original designs based on an appreciation and sensitivity to Architecture, Art and Theatre.

The studio has three principal members with a wide range of interests, skills and ambitions. They are supported by a team of specialist collaborators operating between their central London design studio and Yorkshire workshop. Wignall and Moore bridge the gap between designer and contractor, providing clients with original bespoke prototypes and construction details.

James trained in the UK, winning RIBA awards and nominations before qualifying as an architect at Cambridge in 2015. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 and has since worked between the worlds of Architecture and Sculpture. James has varied work experience with both artists and architects including Royal Academicians Thomas Heatherwick and the late Will Alsop.

He has worked on a wide range of projects from the conservation of historic fabric to concept buildings and master planning. Largely focused on early stage projects, as an Associate with aLL Design James was involved with multiple schemes at concept and planning stages.

James has worked within extremely sensitive environments such as Tower Bridge and has formed an ambition to unite contemporary design and technology with historic architecture and narrative.

James has taught Architecture units at the University of Greenwich, Nottingham University and been a guest critic at both the AA and Bartlett.


Howard has worked in boutiques and corporate finance firms in London developing skills in finance, strategy, and investment management.He is now, specialising in social innovation within business enterprises. This helps incorporate stakeholder’s values and provides further purpose into business. Howard has an MBA from the University of Cambridge and a Masters in mathematics from the University of Nottingham.