John is a senior structural engineer in Arup Melbourne’s buildings team. John loves exploring new opportunities with materials and building form, bringing his experience of complex geometries and parametric design skills developed across Europe, the USA and Australia, working with some of the world’s best and most challenging architects.
John leads Arup’s team for the ongoing MPavilion commission. For the 2017 edition with OMA / Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten, following the success of previous collaborations with Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai (2016) and Amanda Levete of AL_A (2015), Arup provided engineering support including structural, civil engineering and specialist technical services including facades. Says John: “The bespoke, ephemeral nature of these commissions—the small scale and the expectation for unconventionality—has encouraged our engineers to explore new ideas, concepts, materials and techniques to enhance the user’s experience.”