James Graham is an architect, historian, and editor. He is the director of Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, founding editor of the Avery Review, and an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.
For the 2019–2020 academic year he is a fellow at the Columbia University Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris.

James’s research and teaching interests include the intersections of architectural modernism with applied psychology and vocation, climatic imaginaries and environmental thinking, and the dynamics of global modernization.
In addition he both practices and writes about architecture’s discursive forms, whether as editorial platforms or experiments in digital and print publication.


James is a licensed architect in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Virginia and always has a few design projects cooking. Email.