John Cline

John Cline

Portland, OR, US

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designer, woodworker, maker, tinkerer and artist, john cline jr. hails from northern alabama which has been his family’s home for more than six generations. before finding his footing at auburn university, where john earned his undergraduate degree in architecture, john campus hopped a bit.  between the hopping, he spent a year in the snowy mountains of summit county, colorado where he worked a myriad of jobs, including doughnut maker and ski lift operator.

after graduating from auburn, he traveled through europe for several months. while this was a solo journey, he met many kind and memorable characters along the way.  upon returning to the states, john settled in chicago and began his architecture career. after several years in the workforce, john attended graduate school at cranbrook academy of art in michigan.

currently, john is a job captain at sera architects and resides in portland, oregon.

john is represented by augen gallery in portland, oregon and mesh art gallery in chicago, illinois



SERA Architects, Portland, OR, US, job captain

Jan 2016 - current


Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2007

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 1997 - Jun 2001