John Quaine

John Quaine

Detroit, MI, US



John Quaine is an accomplished designer whose work engages at the intersection of architecture and urbanism. He is currently working as an urban designer at Smithgroup. He previously worked for an award-winning architecture firm, Hamilton Anderson Associates (HAA), as well as City Form Detroit, a research-based urban design practice. Prior to that, he was an intern at the Detroit Collaborative Design Center, a community-based design firm at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. John received his M.Arch from the University of Detroit Mercy and his B.S. in Architecture from the University of Michigan. John’s work can best be described as problem solving with compelling visual clarity.



SmithGroup, Detroit, MI, US, Urban Designer

Mar 2020 - current

Hamilton Anderson Associates, Detroit, MI, US, Architectural Designer

Mar 2017 - Mar 2020

City Form Detroit, Detroit, MI, US, Urban Designer

Feb 2014 - Mar 2017

Detroit Collaborative Design Center, Detroit, MI, US, Architectural Intern

May 2013 - Dec 2013


University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2011 - Dec 2013

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2009 - May 2011

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