John is an award-winning designer with extensive national and international experience. Recognized for his design approach based on in-depth study and historical review of cultural and contextual project components, his work includes private and public sector projects, many of which involved high profile clients in highly visible environments. Known for bringing an instinctive creativity in architectural design to each project, John has developed project design solutions that respect client requirements, established budgets and schedules, and site environmental conditions.
He has “paid it forward” by teaching architectural theory and design studios at universities such as Boston Architectural College, the University of Houston, and Texas Tech University. In addition, John has served as an invited guest critic at Duke University, Harvard University, Northeastern University, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and Doha, Rice University and the Rhode Island School of Design.
As an actively participating member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), John has served as chair of AIA Houston’s Design Award Committee and Urban Design Committee. He then volunteered on the Membership Committee of the AIA’s state component before rising to AIA Houston Chapter President. He was also served on the City of Houston/AIA Houston 2020 Visions Steering Committee, Rice Design Editorial Committee and a Board Member of the ArCH Center Foundation. In addition, he is certified as a LEED Accredited Professional.
John holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, as well as a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in architecture and art history from Rice University. In between professional degrees, John practiced architecture with Cesar Pelli & Associates where he served on project teams for the iconic Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the Metro Dade Performing Arts Center Competition and the Lippo Tower in Jakarta.
After graduating from Harvard, John worked as a designer for the Boston firm of Machado and Silvetti Associates, then for Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, participating on design teams for both firms that produced numerous award-winning projects. He then returned to Texas and joined the Page, where he continues to complete award-winning projects.