John Gerneth

John Gerneth

Naples, FL, US



I am currently practicing architecture with David Corban Architects in Naples, Florida. We design buildings, parks and public spaces with a focus and dedication to our clients, community and environment. Since I began working with David in 2013, we have won several local, state and national awards together. I am passionate about regional architecture; I believe the area in which a building or public space is located should inform its design, from climatic conditions to native vegetation and local building materials. Making decisions like these inherently incorporates sustainable design practices, and creates a type of architecture that shapes its environment for the better.

While completing my Bachelor's degree at the University of Cincinnati, I had the opportunity to engage in several internships. I worked for an artist, Tom Sewell, in Maui, Hawaii, a small residential firm, Sandbox Studio, in Tahoe City, California, and a large commercial firm, Neyer Architects, Inc, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Through these internships I gained valuable experience in the profession. After Cincinnati I continued my education at Kent State University, achieving my Master of Architecture degree in 2013.

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David Corban Architects, Naples, FL, US, Architect

Architect and Project Manager for an award-winning commercial and residential architecture firm. Responsible for all aspects of projects from preliminary design to project closeout, including digital visualizations as well as LEED certifications.

- Project Architect and LEED Campus Administrator for Grace Place, a 4.5 acre independent
school campus for at-risk families in Golden Gate City
- Project Architect for 90,000 SF, LEED Gold office building on US-41 in Naples
- Project Architect for several residential projects, including beachfront homes, condominium
renovations, and historical preservations, several of which have achieved AIA Design

Aug 2013 - current

Neyer Architects, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, US, Architectural Intern

Architectural Intern in the architecture department of a mid-sized commercial real estate company called Al. Neyer, Inc. Responsible for preliminary design documents, construction documents, client visualizations, and LEED certifications.

May 2011 - Jun 2012

The Sandbox Studio, Architectural Intern

Architectural Intern for a high-end residential architecture firm. Responsible for preliminary design documents, construction documents, and client visualizations on several multi-million dollar lakefront homes on Lake Tahoe.

Jan 2011 - Mar 2011

Tom Sewell, Architectural Intern

Architectural Intern for a sculptor/artist/photographer. Responsible for digital and physical modeling of his 17 acre art estate. Designed and built showerhouse building used by visitors to his estate.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010


Kent State University, Kent, OH, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2012 - Aug 2013

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Aug 2007 - Dec 2011

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