James Ward & Associates

Porto Bay Rosa Araujo

December 12th, 2012

Um novo Hotel 5 estrelas em Lisboa, com 99 quartos e suítes, receção, hotel bar, restaurante, spa com piscina interior, sauna, banho turco, ginásio, salas de tratamento, relaxamento e sala de reuniões.

O hotel foi construído de forma a preservar a fachada original.

Serviços Prestados: Design de Interiores
Arquitetos: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos
Localização: Lisbon, Portugal
Cliente: Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts
Conclusão: Em Fase de Desenvolvimento


A new 5 star  City hotel in Lisbon comprising 99 guestrooms and suites, reception gallery, hotel bar, restaurant, health spa with indoor pool, gymnasium, sauna and steam room, treatment rooms and relaxation areas and meeting rooms.

The hotel is to be constructed with the original retained facade.

Services Provided: Interior Design
Architects: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Client: Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts
Completion: Tender Phase

Porto Bay The Cliff Bay Suites

December 12th, 2012

Em 1992, James Ward projetou o seu primeiro hotel na Madeira, o Cliff Bay Hotel.

Um Resort Hotel de 5 estrelas, sobre um penhasco dramática com uma vista deslumbrante sobre a baia do Funchal.

Agora, após 20 anos, projetamos uma extensão ao já existente Hotel The Cliff Bay.

A intervenção proposta terá 31 suítes de luxo com o reaproveitamento do Chalet Reid`s e do Chalet Pires, que farão parte de um todo. Terá um Restaurante Panorâmico, bar, sala de jogos, piscina infinita e espaços verdes circundantes que elevarão o projeto para um patamar superior.

Serviços Prestados: Arquitetura
Localização: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Cliente: Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts
Conclusão: Em fase de aprovação


In 1992 James Ward´s first project in Madeira was the Cliff Bay Hotel, a 5 star resort hotel set on a dramatic cliff overlooking Funchal Bay. Now 20 years later we have designed a 5 star plus suite hotel directly linked to the Cliff Bay Hotel, comprising 24 luxury suites with bar, outdoor pool and secluded walled gardens.

 Services Provided: Architecture
Location: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Client: Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts
Completion: Planning Approval

9 West University of Bath

December 10th, 2012

A Faculdade de Engenharia Química na Universidade de Bath, com laboratórios, escritórios e áreas de ensino, com uma área útil de 4500m², revestida com pedra local.


Serviços  Prestados: Arquitetura & Lab. Design (enquanto associado ao dBJ)
Equipa: Raj Malik, James Ward, Steven Caldeira
Localização: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Cliente: University of Bath.


The Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath comprising laboratories, offices and teaching areas and clad in local Bath stone. Total floor area 4500m².

Services Provided: Architecture & Lab. Design (whilst at dBJ)
Team: Raj Malik, James Ward, Steven Caldeira
Location: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Client: University of Bath
Completion: 2001

Buwebiyat Gardens

December 1st, 2012

Our second palace project for the Crown Prince following the completion of Al Hasa. Our brief was to design a weekend palace and farm for His Highness in an isolated desert area some 20 km from Riyadh. Only the site area itself, (500,000M2), was stipulated together with a very outline brief that the facilities should allow for entertaining up to 200 guests together with a series of Royal suites and an indoor swimming pool.

A concept master-plan was produced proposing the following:
– A 200,000M2 central zone was to be highly landscaped with 13 major fountains and water features a central avenue with the palace accommodation at one end and a tented area at the other.
– 300,000M2 of date palms and fruit trees.
– A Royal Palm Court.
– Four Themed Gardens (Portuguese tile garden/Japanese garden/Tropical garden and English garden.
– A grotto with waterfall.
– A palace with a Majlis and Dining Room for 200, private offices, waiting areas and bathrooms together with full support facilities.
– Two Royal Suites together with an indoor swimming pool.
– Covered terrace areas with misting devices to lower the temperature.
– A Tea House set in a 300m2 pool.
– Dining tents and gazebos.

Interior Design:
The client wished the interiors to be “Syrian” in style and so we carried out extensive research in Damascus. Typically Syrian interiors utilise a lot of hand crafted painted wood panels and coloured glass lanterns. All of the interior panelling was made in Syria and shipped to Riyadh where it was installed.

We designed the hard and soft landscaping working closely with Werner de Bock of Landplan Associates who was responsible for the selection of trees and plants. His use of colour brought enormous vibrancy to the landscaping.

Services Provided: Lead Consultants/Master-planning/Architecture/Interior Design/Hard Landscape Design/Fountains and Water Features (whilst at dBJ)
Team: James Ward
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Client: The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Completion: 1998

Rudloe Manor Science Park

November 30th, 2012

Rudloe Manor was originally an Air force base in 20 hectares of landscaped grounds. The scheme involved the extension and refurbishment of the original Manor House into a residential training and conference centre and the creation of a Science Park around a new lake. The development was a joint venture with the University of Bath.
Individual pavilions contained laboratories and offices.

Service provided: Masterplanning/Architecture (whilst with dBJ)
Team: Raj Malik, James Ward, Steven Caldeira
Location: Bath, United Kingdom
Client: Rudloe Manor Limited

Al-Sadd Football Stadium

November 27th, 2012

A new soccer stadium for the Al-Sadd Club seating 20,000 spectators including changing rooms, practice areas, referee facilities, medical and physiotherapy rooms, media centre, concourses and food outlets. A VIP area for the Emir and the Royal Family was also provided.
The club colours are black and white and so that was the colour scheme used throughout including alternate banks of black and white seating.
It was at the Al-Sadd Stadium in 2006 that The Asian Games Soccer Final was played. Qatar beat Iraq 1:0!

Service provided: Architectural Detailed Design, Interior Design (whilst with dBJ)
Team: James Ward, Stephen Newbold, Steven Caldeira
Architects: Design and Consult Bureau
Location: Doha, Qatar
Client: Qatar National Olympic Committee
Completion: 2004