John has 40 years of experience in multi-use, residential, hospitality, commercial, and retail projects, making him a valued mentor within the Ridley team. Highly skilled in education and leadership, John mentors the team and ensures that staff members receive regular counselling and direction to guarantee that their professional development is able to continue.
John has significant experience as Project and Design Director and was a Senior Lecturer for Architecture, Site Planning, Components of Architecture, Thermal Insulation, U-values & R-values, Design, and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Buxtehude and Lueneburg in Germany and the AlHosn University in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Prior to working at Ridley, John founded nhp partnership, a successful architecture business in Hamburg, Germany, that is still in operation today. Here, he was responsible for the management and direction of over 50 architects and engineers for over 20 years. He then went on to work at some of the world’s biggest architectural firms, before joining Ridley in 2017.