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John Pawlak Bodett


John has 4+ years of experience with the FOREFRONT team with 2 years of experience working in developing countries with Reach Beyond where he helped local partners develop practical and sustainable construction solutions. In his time with FSE he has been working on wide range of projects from institutional work to large scale hospitality work.  He was recently responsible for winning an SEAOI Award for the Chicago Botanic Gardens project that he has been intricately involved with.  He loves designing buildings and seeing how all the important details of a building’s structural system come together.

John lives on Chicago’s west side and loves hiking, playing spike ball on the lakefront, running and biking. Ask him about the time he ran 100 miles in under 24 hours by running to Wisconsin and back—no joke!



B.S. Civil Engineering,

Structural Emphasis

B.A. Liberal Arts

Illinois Institute of Technology

Wheaton College


Moving Everest Addition  |  Chicago, IL

Graduate Auburn  |  Auburn, AL

Austin Harvest  |  Chicago, IL

Chicago Botanic Shade Garden  |  Glencoe, IL

Great Wolf Lodge Webster  |  Webster, TX

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