With over 25 years’ experience as an architect and urban designer John has spoken widely about the importance of connecting people through the streets and spaces that they occupy. He believes that social cohesion is improved through the democratising of public space and buildings.
John has been a partner at Make since it was founded in 2004 and has been responsible for a number of high profile regeneration projects. They include the Heygate Estate at the Elephant and Castle, the north-west lands at Wembley close to the football stadium and Granton Waterfront in Edinburgh. He is also responsible for a number of mixed-use and education projects completed in the practice.
John is a member of the Academy of Urbanism helping to promote good urban design and architecture. He has been a visiting tutor and lecturer at Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry, Nottingham, Cardiff and Liverpool Universities together with Ljubljana University in Slovenia.
John has acted as an architectural and urban design critic for his home city of Coventry and has acted as judge for its bi-annual architectural design awards. He has also been appointed by the Design Council CABE as a Building Environment Expert.