James Brice

James is currently an M.Arch degree candidate with the class of 2024. Before coming to MIT, he worked as a zookeeper and aquarist with the Staten Island Zoological Society, responsible for not only the care and welfare of species from various taxonomic groups, but also the design of multiple environments including both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. 

Pulling from this professional knowledge, and a background in applied physics, James hopes to explore the intersection of design, human development and conservation through research areas such as coastal resilience, environmental fluid mechanics, and urban ecology. 

James has been an active member of the MIT community since joining in Fall 2020, participating in several department initiatives including the admissions mentorship program (AMP), GradCatalyst, and his work as curator of the student-led resource sharing platform, Open-Source. James is also a member of the MIT Water Club and will be co-directing the Fall 2021 Water Summit, a three-day conference hosted annually by the Water Club that brings together global leaders and industry professionals. This year's theme is "Coastal Cities and Ecosystems." 


Areas of Interest
Building Materials, Climate Change, Environmental Planning, Graphic Representation, Landscape Architecture and Natural Systems, Urban Design, Water Conservation


- 2016
B.S. Applied Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute