John is an Associate within Arup’s Building Structures team based in Melbourne. John has developed complex geometry and parametric design skills on a broad range of projects in Europe, Africa and the USA, collaborating with some of the world’s best and most challenging architects. John is passionate about exploring new sustainable opportunities with materials and building form. John has worked in a number of sectors, with particular strengths on projects of high architectural significance and architectural complexity. John led the early concept work for the LUMA foundation in Arles with Frank Gehry, the design of the 2016 and 2017 MPavilions in Melbourne and is currently leading the structural delivery of the flagship Australian Catholic University’s Melbourne Campus expansion with Lyons and Watpac and the design of University of Melbourne’s new Fishermans Bend campus. As an engaged signatory of Engineers Declare, John is focusing his cutting edge parametric and digital skillset on the challenges of designing buildings for a net-zero economy. John is leading the charge in the exploration of low carbon structural solutions from systematic optioneering of timber options through Portland cement replacement concrete mixes and green steel to structural optimization for minimal emissions, aiming to deliver the lowest possible carbon footprint within the project’s budget and construction program constraints.