John is driven not only to ensure each client is overjoyed with the end result, but that they’re also heavily involved in the process along the way. While John is guiding the project, he’s also facilitating conversations and encouraging client participation, which he recognizes as critical to a building’s success. According to John, the best way to make a project run smoothly is to gather stakeholder input upfront, and gauge reactions at every big decision. Beyond his affinity for client-architect collaboration, John also values community involvement. Whether it be for a client or volunteer work, listening and interpreting the needs of the community comes above all else.