John is a principal and leads our civil and structural engineering group across the practice.
He studied architecture at the University of Bath before moving into structural engineering after finding an excitement and resonance in the engineering history lectures that Ted Happold gave at Bath. He has contributed to, led and delivered many of BDP's most innovative engineering projects ensuring that fresh conceptual thinking is married with excellence in delivery and that clients are left in no doubt about the quality, importance and role of the civil and structural engineer.
John’s approach is fundamentally one of collaboration and he is a keen advocate of clear and effective communication, leading from the front in teaching his team (and wider industry) how to sketch structural concepts ensuring a good idea is never lost. He has a great respect for design but also a deeply rooted understanding of the reality of construction (he built his own house and is passionate about the importance of his team spending time on site). He likes to get the best out of the wider team on a project and often refers to taking them on a ‘Brunellian journey’.
He is a respected industry figure and has represented many external organisations including chairing the Institution of Civil Engineers Structural Expert Panel from 2011 to 2015.
Award winning, BREEAM Excellent office building that supports collaboration and agile working.
The new state-of-the-art laboratory is a purpose-built centre for world-leading research for the university's department of physics, bringing a large number of research groups together.
Condition survey and phased refurbishment of the school which forms part of the Greenwich Building Schools for the Future programme
The concept for this store district, like the others, includes IKEA as unique anchor, hypermarket, international and domestic fashion retailers,....
The concept includes IKEA as unique anchor store plus a hypermarket, and further anchor store, international and domestic fashion retailers, substantial restaurant & cafe offers, electronic and sports destinations, cinema and other entertainment venues.