As MJMA's Director of Sustainability and a Senior Associate, John drives the firm's environmental discourse and is responsible for advancing research, the use of technology, innovation efforts, and studio-wide initiatives. With a 20-year focus on sustainable issues and technical innovation, John is committed to improving the human condition and our collective environmental health. Growing up within the setting of Vancouver Island has strongly influenced John's approach to the design, habitability, and sustainability of our built environment. John has led the design and sustainable efforts of some of Canada's premiere environmental projects such as the LEED Platinum Manitoba Hydro Place, during his time at KPMB. This project demonstrates his technical prowess and ability - integrating complex systems into a holistic and intuitive design solution that responds to both climate and urban context - garnering the 2010 Top Ten Green Projects Award from the American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment. His experience includes the design and delivery of multi-faceted facilities across a range of building typologies, passing the highest global sustainability benchmarks in energy efficient design.
A graduate of the University of British Columbia, (B.Sc. Physics), and Dalhousie University, (M.Arch.), John joined MJMA in early 2018, in recognition of his alignment with the office's significant contributions to design excellence and sustainable leadership in the field. He is currently serving as Project Architect for one of Toronto's most unique and highly publicized projects, the revitalized Moss Park Community Centre, establishing a facility that will enable the highest exchange of positive social energy with the lowest environmental footprint. Having recently championed MJMA's pledge to the AIA 2030 Commitment, John's contributions and ongoing climate leadership will ensure the realization of carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030, advancing MJMA's commitment to creating highly sustainable public buildings across Canada, and around the world.