Originally from South Shields, UK, John graduated from the Architectural Association in 2013. He won the AA Holloway Prize and the Fosters Prize for Sustainable Infrastructure for his final thesis project based in Haiti. He is interested in the socially and ecologically regenerative potential of architecture and seeks to invoke this through fusing cutting edge computational tools with the craft of bamboo construction. John has worked in London, Paris and Beijing for firms including MAD-China, Farshid Moussavi Architecture, and rare architects. He is currently a research assistant at SUTD in Singapore and has recently been working alongside Jörg Stamm, on a bamboo restaurant project in Indonesia. He has taught at the Architectural Association (London); Tsinghua University (Beijing); the Leeds School of Architecture (UK); as well as being an invited speaker at the 3rd Mexican Bamboo Congress in Huatusco, Mexico. He continues to direct the AA Visiting School in Haiti.