James Kirkpatrick has joined SOM’s City Design Practice as the Regional Practice Leader for Southeast Asia. Trained in architecture and landscape architecture, Kirkpatrick brings 17 years of global experience to SOM. Based in Hong Kong, he will provide a broad range of master planning, transportation, and large-scale mixed-use design services. In association with other SOM leaders, his appointment strengthens the firm's commitment to Southeast Asia and the Hong Kong region.
Kirkpatrick's interdisciplinary background in landscape architecture, architecture, planning, and urban design provides him with a holistic perspective that he uses to guide award-winning master plans in a variety of scales and locations. His work is focused on the relationship between natural and built landscapes as a catalyst for improving cities, resolving infrastructure challenges, and driving economic value in developments.