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James Matthews

Competition Manager
Photograph by Vibeke Dahl

James is responsible for managing the day to day running of specific competitions. He researches, drafts and edits competition documents; manages project timelines, and liaises with clients and competitors to ensure MRC’s competitions run fairly and effectively.

In a fast-paced environment, he is adept at anticipating change and level-headed in demanding situations. James is also skilled at overseeing and briefing colleagues. Since joining MRC in 2021, James has worked on a range of international projects including the high profile open competition to reimagine the Dallas Museum of Art, a competition for a new visitor center in Albania’s Butrint National Park, and an invited competition to design a range of 34 K-12 schools.

A natural communicator with an eye for detail, James ensures clients are at ease. As an experienced traveller, he relishes visiting our competition sites and solving problems face-to-face. He also brings a flair for historical context and an interest in heritage and planning. Outside of work he plays and watches football, swims regularly, and enjoys London’s modernist architecture on the way to his local squash courts.

James has a Bachelor’s degree in History and Politics from the University of Oxford.