John was born in Ohio, while his mother and father were still in college. He moved with his family around the country from Ohio to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma and then… back to Columbus, Ohio. He always wanted to be an architect, so he built many models and ultimately graduated from The Ohio State University. He immediately got married to an interior designer, raised two boys, renovated two houses, got divorced, paid for ten years of tuition, renovated a condo, moved to Manhattan and now lives near Central Park.
Before joining HDR, John was Director of Healthcare Planning at RMJM Hillier, Senior Vice President with Karlsberger and was Director of Healthcare Planning at Francis Cauffman. John has authored numerous articles and books on pediatric design, is EDAC certified, a member of the AIA and a founding member of ACHA.
When he is not working he is planning his next BVI sailing charter to Tortola or Virgin Gorda where he hopes to spend more time someday.