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Born and raised in downtown St. John’s, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, James Case practiced architecture for forty years. After working professionally throughout Atlantic Canada and for extended periods in Australia, Quebec, Korea and Norway, he formed Sheppard Case Architects in 2000 and LAT49 Architecture Inc. in 2014.

James has been a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada since 1995 and was inaugurated into the RAIC College of Fellows in 2016. In 2019, he was granted Honorary Life Membership in the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects.

James’ projects have been featured in Canadian Architect and Domus, with notable recent works that include the award winning Fortis Place in St. John’s and the internationally acclaimed Fogo Island Inn at Joe Batts Arm. James sold his architectural practice and retired in 2018. He has since returned to his first love — writing.

James divides his time between St. John's and Salmon Cove with his long-suffering wife of four decades, Cindy, and their Irish Wolfhounds, Tully and Belle.

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