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Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana State University
Joined studioWTA in 2016

A New Orleans native, John credits his boisterous approach to life on his city’s ability to flood one with color and creativity every chance it can get, and the near-impossibility of resisting it’s effect.
John’s father is an architect as well, and was a big inspiration for his decision to study architecture.

John earned his Bachelor of Architecture at Louisiana State University in 2013. While at LSU, he focused much of his studio work on physical model making, enjoying the physical craft of space making and architecture. John’s thesis studied how some modern nomadic peoples are creating space, and the mechanics of moveable and collapsible place. In his last year at school, he worked briefly as a research assistant, creating visualizations of the Louisiana coastal and Deltaic ecologies and their relationship to our inhabitance.

Since graduating, John worked briefly at GNO Cyclery, before being brought on as an Architectural Intern at M2 Studio in New Orleans. While at M2, he worked on a broad variety of residential projects across New Orleans, including renovations, additions, new builds, and even a couple prototypes. This experience was invaluable to his knowledge as a young designer.

John’s most recent adventures include an extended journey through India and Sri Lanka, a few rock climbing escapades, and joining studioWTA. In addition to his time with the studio, he also works with the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative and the Open Architecture Collaborative, helping to create better infrastructure and places for the people of New Orleans.

Photo by Zack Smith Photography