A clear communicator, John leverages rich conversations to solve complex social problems through design. Having learned the importance of leadership under the tutelage of renowned SA architect, Keith Neighbour, he has proven his commitment to industry advancement and mentorship. John is currently the National President of the Association of Consulting Architects (ACA), and Deputy Chair of the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF). In these roles he advocates for all architects, agitating on issues like improved construction quality standards and equitable pay for architects and built environment professionals.
John joined R&Y in 1976, was promoted to Associate in 1979 and was made a Director in 1982. Now a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, in 2017 he was awarded the Sir James Irwin President’s Medal for collaborative and significant contributions to architecture.