John Kress joined JC&P as a resident architect in Benghazi, Libya from 1969-1973 and in Nigeria from 1973-1976.

During this time, David Godfrey joined as a resident architect in Nigeria.

John Kress was made an associate of the firm in 1975.

Between 1974 and 1976, Zbyszek Plocki took a sabbatical and worked in Papua, New Guinea and Australia, returning to Nigeria in 1976 and restructuring James Cubitt Nigeria with John Adaba, Wole Alofoje and Rod Chrismas.

James Cubitt's major university buildings in developing countries are landmark schemes demonstrating a detailed understanding and selective use of traditional local materials.

They are best known for the University of Garyounis (1966-77) at Benghazi, Libya, which at its inception was one of the largest single contracts for a building of its type, catering for 22,000 students on a 400-ha site.