John has been studying design since 2003. Starting out in GCSEs with resistant materials, moved into BSc Architecture & Envoronmental Design at Sheffield Hallam University. After a time working in retail interior design and analysis, he then compelted his MArch Architecture at Sheffield Hallam alongside employment. Follwoing years of furtherexperience in a small architectural practice, heJohn completed his PgDip at Westminster to become a registered architect.

John cpontinies to champion evironmental design practices, seeking further education where possible to continue to expand his knowledge. He has worked on numerous side-projects, including personal renovation of his own Croydon flat to better understand technical construction aspects, and is currently working on developing a fully bio-degrable, fully recyclable (a.k.a. no downcycling of materials) modular building system based on Japanese vernacular building techniques mixed with modern technologies.


John is a fan of tabletop games, a frequenter of tabletop cafes and a member of the Wandsworth Eagles Gaming Club, where he holds a record for being one of the least talented X-Wing TMG players. He also enjoys more accessible social games such as Clank! and Setterls of Catan, is fairly good at Monopoly and Jaipur, and is looking forward to playing Outer Rim and the Skyrim tabletop game in the near future (NB this was written during the lockdowns, so opportunities are slim to play).

Environmental Designer

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John is working on designing a modular building system using minimal machining. Inspired by traditional Japanese vernacular, and using the modular techniques such as those developed by Heirich Engels, this design is able to be fully dismantled, for reasons of repair and demolition. Its components' measurements are defined by a balance of human-scale measurement mixed with common industrial sizing. 

Further, by selecting materials that are either fully biodegradable or fully recyclable (as in not down-cyclable) this design has minimal impact on the environment and the own site. It utilises technologies such as helical piles for foundations, non-polyester sheeps wool insulation and expanded cork panels.