John is an architect interested in housing design within the context of the campaign for affordable homes. His research focuses on commuter-belt communities on the periphery of London and he has been developing a self-directed project exploring how strategic infill development can help regenerate these areas. John has been involved in a number of council-led housing development - looking into the pressures in today’s procurement and delivery processes and the positive impact that considered development can have on communities.
Part of the second cohort of Public Practice, John took on the role of Quality and Design Advisor with TFL’s Property Development team. He ensured that the principles of Good Growth by Design were followed-up on a range of housing and mixed-use schemes, from development concept to scheme development. His role also involved coordinating design reviews; helping to deliver in-house training workshops, charrettes and building visits; drafting design policy documents and updating the team’s Design Review Protocol.