A Brooklyn native and leader within our New York office, John has witnessed first-hand the impacts of architectural interventions on the city’s urban fabric and communities. As a result, he always considers the architect’s role in shaping the built environment as he helps craft places that reflect and support the people who will inhabit them. John’s approach begins with a deep dive into site and context, an urban design sensibility integral to the WRNS process. For John, there’s a certain alchemy that happens when drawings become buildings, and in many ways he is addicted to understanding the process — invigorated by the fact that the learning doesn’t end.
Formerly a designer in our San Francisco office, John’s portfolio includes a new workplace campus for Adobe in Utah and several university and urban mixed-use projects. He has also held positions at FXFOWLE and CWB Architects. John earned his Master of Architecture degree from UC Berkeley, where he has also served as a lecturer, and his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University. He has led editorial efforts for design publications at Princeton Architectural Press and as a student at UC Berkeley and continues to advance the critical discourse by teaching, most recently at Stanford.