James Hayter established his practice in 1996 working as a sole practitioner in collaboration with clients and urban designers.


James initially studied architecture and then landscape architecture in the United Kingdom and urban design at Harvard University.  


Through his private practice, he has been honoured with many professional awards for excellence for projects including the Canberra Central Parklands, the new public realm at Kingston Foreshores, and Riverbank in Adelaide.


His focus on improving the health and productivity of our cities is echoed in his practice approach and mirrors a global movement in new landscape architecture that will positively change the way our cities are planned and inhabited.


James also teaches landscape architecture and urban design and is a professor at the University of Adelaide within the School of Architecture + the Built Environment.