John’s focus is on affordable housing; and on discovering and emphasizing the unique aspects of cultures and communities surrounding the built environment, as well as the people within.


After extensive study of the relationship between vernacular architecture and ever-changing urban environments in a series of Detroit-based projects, John is actively working on accruing professional experience and developing his knowledge base.

Key Focus

Affordable housing for vulnerable communities; examining the link between people, culture, and the built environment.

Research Interests

Contemporary, affordable single family homes; creative uses for brick as a material.

Passionate About

Channeling his interest in cooking and sketching to serve as a pause from his architectural work, as well as an inspiration for it.

The work we do at WJW is a direct reflection of how we see the world and how we want to create an impact on the people that live in it.

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