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 editor of the forthcoming monograph A Grid and a Conversation:  Morris Adjmi Architects.

I am now working primarily as an independent copywriting consultant. In partnership with architects, developers, artists, and designers, I’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 creative professionals communicate their ideas.

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

If you’re looking for a writer who has a familiarity with the design world,  a penchant for pop-culture, and a devotion to the Oxford comma, please do 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.