James Struthers

James Struthers

Saint Louis, MO, US



A young, dedicated, and knowledgeable designer and graduate of both Washington University in St. Louis’ Graduate and Undergraduate architectural degree programs with experience in design fabrication and education.  Possessing a unique aptitude for digital platforms and parametric design.



Studio Confluence, Saint Louis, MO, US, Parametric Designer and Fabricator

Designed, detailed, fabricated, assembled and constructed the cladding and structural system for the Bird Observatory for the Audubon Center at Riverlands, developing a comprehensive parametric model and subsequent shop drawings for CNC fabrication and assembly.

May 2013 - current

Yogiaman Tracy Design, Saint Louis, MO, US, Designer/Parametric Modeling Expert

Assisted with the design and development of large scale architectural installations, prototypes, facade systems, and buildings, developing form-finding algorithms and automated systems of manufacturing. Developed presentation and assembly drawings, as well as renderings, for clients, competitions, and fabricators, to see projects like the Cast Thicket, TEX-FAB Applied: Research Through Fabrication Competition Winner through construction.

Sep 2012 - Sep 2013

Space Architecture, Saint Louis, MO, US, Designer

Developed drawings and renderings for presentation to clients and competitions, and designed digital models to see projects through design development.

Nov 2012 - Jan 2013

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Graduate Orientation Critic

Acted as studio critic for fifteen students. Performing desk crits and assisting with design, fabrication, and representation of their first graduate project. Assembled instructional tutorials and syllabi, gave lectures on digital platforms and parametric design to entire class of 60 students, focusing on the role of parametrics in design and on the techniques of applying them in practice.

Aug 2012 - Oct 2012

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Teaching Assistant

Taught lab sections in which I led discussions and encouraged conversation and debate on architectural movements of the 20th century like Modernism, Post-Modernism, the Metabolists, and the Situationists. Further encouraged intellectual debate and exploration through written assignments intended to develop the students voice and uncover unique perspectives that change the way we see architecture and design. Also assisted in the construction of analytical models that demonstrate how these ideals are materialized.

Aug 2010 - Jan 2011


Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2010 - Sep 2012

Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2010

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