Photo of James Kitchin

The impact of good design stretches far and can be a focal point for positive change in a community. As designers we need to consider all the potential impacts, positive and negative, from the beginning.

James Kitchin, CEng MICE, EDGE Expert

Director, Structural Engineer
Kigali, Rwanda

James joined MASS as an Engineers Without Borders UK Fellow in 2017 and has since led the structural design of The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. He has expertise in designing low carbon buildings, seismic engineering and designing with non-conventional materials.

Since James graduated from the University of Sheffield he has worked for AECOM in the UK as a Structural Engineering and Project Manager, designed schools for UNICEF in Malawi, and volunteered as an Engineer in Nepal after the Gorkha earthquake. He is also a Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.