James Coleman: Director
James Coleman founded the design group ParaPractice in 2009, and is involved in projects as a digital design specialist and technical consultant. He couples his architectural and mechanical engineering education with an expertise in digital fabrication. As a former construction manager/entrepreneur James holds a cross disciplinary interest in the making and manufacturing process.
Utilizing a diverse set of fabrication equipment, industrial robots, and custom made machinery he makes things, breaks things, and invents things with varying levels of success and sophistication.
James has lectured widely on parametric design and digital fabrication including the ‘Technology Lecture Series’ at the New York City AIA Center for Architecture and most recently as a fellow at the ‘O’Reilly Solid: Software/ Hardware/ Everywhere’ technology conference in San Francisco.