John Campbell

John Campbell

Gurnee, IL, US



I am a recent graduate of the University of Illinois where I received an M. Arch degree.  Previously, I attended Ball State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture there.  In school I focused heavily on parametric modeling as a tool to inform more complex designs and have been interested in new ways of improving the human experience through this architecture.  In addition, I see this design complexity as a strategy to acknowledge our shared responsibility toward creating more sustainable spaces.  I enjoy a challenge and I enjoy rationalizing complexity into pure architectural expressions responsive to many contextual and experiential factors simultaneously.

My interests and hobbies expand to the physical world, as well.  I enjoy crafting, creating, and fabricating using various digital means.  My homebuilt 3D printer is usually always running and I am constantly searching for new things to learn about digital fabrication techniques and methods.  There's something special about being able to bridge the gap between design and construction and become a part of the entire process by which something becomes real.  



Thornton Tomasetti, Chicago, IL, US, Facade Designer

Jun 2016 - current

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

May 2015 - Aug 2015

BHDP Architecture, Cincinnati, OH, US, Architectural Intern

May 2014 - Aug 2014

Design Collaborative, Fort Wayne, IN, US, Architectural Intern

May 2013 - Aug 2013


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, MArch, Architecture, Structures Concentration

Aug 2014 - May 2016

Ball State University, Muncie, IN, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2014

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