John joined DRAW in 2019 after graduating magna cum laude from Auburn University. While at Auburn, he participated in Rural Studio, where he designed and built a community center in rural West Alabama. The goal of the revitalization project aimed to strengthen and empower the community through the adaption of a 1905 doctor’s office into the City’s first public facility. John led fundraising and community engagement efforts and remains involved in the community as a board member of the Faunsdale Foundation. His design-build experience allows him to thoughtfully marry both design and construction, giving him a deeper understanding of how a space should look, feel, and function as well as a more advanced knowledge of the intricacies of construction.
With an appetite for knowledge, whether through culinary exploration or preparing for his LEED Certification, John continuously seeks opportunities for growth. At DRAW, John focuses on clear and honest communication to ensure his designs are built to last and are in harmony with the natural environment.