DiplArch GradDip(Consv)AA MSc RIBA FRSA
John has over thirty years' experience as an architect in his own practice. He is a Chartered Architect with a Masters in Urban & Regional Planning and has a Post Graduate Diploma from the Architectural Association School in Conservation Studies.
His particular interest in architecture is in designing mixed-use schemes in urban areas, many of which include important Listed Buildings or are in Conservation Areas.
He has won numerous awards for design including 'Architect of the Year' 2008. Other awards for design include RIBA Awards, British Homes Awards, Building Awards and Building Sustainable Communities Awards. He won the RIBA Globe Road Architectural Competition and was runner up in the Budapest Conference Centre Competition for Graphisoft.
John was a nationally-elected member of the RIBA Council and was Vice President for Professional Services, chairing the RIBA's Professional Services Board. He was also a trustee of the RIBA Board. In addition to these posts he was the Chairman of the RIBA Journal. He is a Trustee of the Architects Benevolent Society and a Member of their Executive Committee. He has recently been elected to the Architect's Registration Board, the professions regulator.
He has been a judge for the RIBA Regional Awards. He is on the judging panel for the National Home Builder Design Awards, the What House Awards and has also judged the Evening Standard Home Awards.
He has been a Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brookes University since 2000. He is an External Examiner at Huddersfield University and has lectured at Cardiff, Manchester and Westminster Universities.
Along with sponsoring a student bursary at Oxford Brookes University for research, John also supports an annual post-graduate scholarship to the joint RIBA and V&A's Architecture for All Foundation focusing on cataloguing architect Erno Goldfinger's archive.