James Lowder earned his B. Arch from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc) and his M.Arch from Princeton University. As a practicing architect, Lowder has worked as a designer in offices and studios internationally, including Coop Himmelb(l)au, Studio Daniel Libeskind and Reiser + Umemoto. He is currently working on numerous projects in the United States and South America, including a residence in St. Simons Island, Georgia and a housing project in La Paz, Bolivia. His work has been shown in galleries and exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, and Sydney. In addition to teaching design studio and representation courses at the Cooper Union, Lowder has taught at Sci-Arc and the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he was the 2008-2009 John and Magda McHale Fellow.