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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.




Graduate Auburn

Auburn, AL

Austin Harvest

Chicago, IL

Chicago Botanic Shade Garden

Glencoe, IL

Great Wolf Lodge Webster

Webster, TX

*completed prior to joining FSE


Illinois Institute of Technology

B.S. Civil Engineering

Structural Emphasis

Wheaton college

B.A. Liberal Arts

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!

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