James Cowey, DESA, AIA, MBA

Principal - Paris

James has been working in the architecture and design field in both France and the United States for over 30 years. He joined STUDIOS in 1996 and has extensive experience managing teams for major international end-user clients and for key developers.

His affinity for applying technology to the architectural process, and for streamlining project communication and output, have enabled him to lead the executive architect and engineering team, in collaboration with Gehry Partners, on both the Fondation Louis Vuitton project in Paris and the Fondation Luma in Arles.

James Cowey

Education & Accreditation

  • Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture, Paris, France DESA
  • Rice University, Texas, USA Master of Architecture
  • University of Virginia, USA Bachelor of Science - Architecture
  • HEC, Paris, France Master of Business Administration


  • Licensed Architect, Massachusetts, USA
  • Ordre des Architectes, France