John joined the practice as Principal of the London studio in 2012 having previously worked for BDP and laterally Kajima as their European design director.
John’s over 30 years in the profession has exposed him to almost every type of building project and procurement methodology, with a focus firmly on the private sector, and commercial / residential led urban regeneration projects in particular.
Whilst he has designed and successfully managed projects from inception to completion, his expertise lies in the early stage of design development, working closely with clients to take their vision and aspirations into a project brief and develop clear diagrams upon which design solutions can be progressed with confidence.
In recent years within the practice, John has led the design of an iconic gateway hotel tower on the Edgware Road for a client who is also now exploring ideas for a wider regeneration masterplan for the Staples Corner in North West London.
John retains a keen interest in emerging thinking and trends in architecture and enjoys developing innovative ideas and solutions. This was brilliantly illustrated in his ‘Insula’ concept design for a community focused Co-Living / Co-Working model that can be adjusted to suit particular client, budget and context requirements.
John is currently leading a group within the practice that is exploring the repurposing of town and city centres.