James Scott Brew is a senior health & wellness architect, building scientist and “student of story” with NIKKEN SEKKEI (Tokyo) where he specializes in helping to inspire and create high-performance buildings and cities for people and the environment.
He has over 35 years of design and construction experience, and has completed hundreds of projects focused on historic preservation, healthy, high-performance, low-energy designs, and has created dozens of sustainable campus and community plans. His work extends from the U.S. to Asia, Australia, the Middle-East and Europe.
Before joining NIKKEN, James co-led the buildings practice as a Principal Architect at Rocky Mountain Institute. James also spent 18 years as a principal owner, vice-president and pioneer of sustainable design, helping to grow his own Minnesota-based architecture and engineering firm from a small, single-focused team, to nearly 200 people on 7 client-focused teams.
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