John’s fascination with buildings began with growing up in a house built by an Englishman. Though located in central Massachusetts, it was built prior to 1747, so, technically, it was built by an Englishman. Originally constructed of hewn American Chestnut beams with pegged construction, it was added to over the ensuing decades and was essentially a collection of North American wood construction technology. Interacting with it daily spurred an interest in design and construction technology that continues to this day.
In practice since 1981, John has had the opportunity to work on a broad range of projects in every climatic zone the US has to offer. He has a particular interest in Building Science and in trying to find better ways to deliver projects to clients.
Having raised a family of musicians, John enjoys playing music and seeing live music. He is convinced that, in another 80 or 90 years, the whole guitar fad will blow over and the banjo will again be America’s stringed instrument.