John got his start designing and building award-winning sets for theater and motion pictures. He excelled in environmental theater, where he blurred the line between players and audience, and fantasy architecture, where he built the unbuildable. His extensive and diverse experience in construction also included work on high-end homes and high-rise buildings, as well as motion picture special effects. A lifelong interest in creating sustainable environments lead John to a career in architecture, whereby he has the opportunity to contribute to a healthy and sustainable future through design projects that include a sustainable community and “green” residences.
John draws inspiration from Samuel Mockbee, founder of The Rural Studio, who challenged the architecture profession by saying, “Architecture has to be greater than just architecture. It has to address social values, as well as technical and aesthetic values. On top of that, the one true gift that an architect has is his or her imagination. We take something ordinary and elevate it to something extraordinary.”