From a young age, I’ve loved two things: building and writing. I pursued a career in architecture but after five years of school and another five years of practice, I unexpectedly found myself writing more than building. Now I write about buildings. And design. Also, art, history, and pop culture.

I’ve contributed criticism, essays, and articles to publications including The Guardian, Smithsonian, and Wired, and I am a regular contributor to The Architect’s Newspaper.  I am the co-author, with Robert A.M. Stern, of Pedagogy and Place: 100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale  (Yale University Press, 2016), and writer of the monograph A Grid and a Conversation:  Morris Adjmi Architects.

In 2018, I started ADvsCOPY, a copywriting agency for architects and designers. In partnership with firm leaders and marketing teams, we’ve crafted successful award applications and project proposals, engaging web and marketing copy, catalogs, books, lectures, mission statements, thought leadership pieces, case studies, and almost anything else you can think of that helps architects and other creative professionals communicate their ideas.

When I’m not writing, I enjoy beekeeping, baking, bourbon, and working with my wife and daughter to renovate our 100-year-old bungalow.

If you’re looking for an architectural writer with disciplinary expertise,  a penchant for pop culture, and a devotion to the Oxford comma, please get in touch. You can find me wandering through Brooklyn or Philadelphia, dreaming of Gotham City and missing New Orleans.

But it might just be easier to email me:  jamestamp@gmail.com.