The transformative power of education | James Mary O'Connor | TEDxFulbrightSantaMonica

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James has provided inspired design leadership for numerous large-scale, innovative master planning, urban design, campus planning, residential and mixed-use projects throughout the USA and the world.
In his 30-year career, architect James Mary O’Connor, FAIA, has demonstrated a steadfast, passionate commitment to design excellence. Born in Dublin, Ireland, James received his Diploma in Architecture from the Dublin Institute of Technology and his Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

As Principal-in-Charge at Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners, James has provided inspired design leadership for numerous large-scale, innovative master planning, urban design, campus planning, residential and mixed-use projects throughout the USA and the world. James’ current prominent projects include the Grangegorman Urban Quarter Master Plan in Dublin, Ireland, Providence Saint John’s Health Center South Campus Master Plan in Santa Monica, the Shanghai Technology University campus, and the design of the new USA Embassies in Helsinki, Finland and N’Djamena, Chad. For over 20 years, James has taught design studios, lectured, and been invited as guest critic at universities and academic institutions in the USA and throughout the world.

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