John Lockwood Carhart

John Lockwood Carhart

Portland, OR, US



John Carhart is a licensed architect with 24 years of experience working with some of the most  design-oriented firms in the country including Richard Meier & Partners, Krueck & Sexton Architects, Allied Works Architecture, Thomas Phifer and Partners, and Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects.   He has extensive design experience with many large-scale project types such as higher education, science & technology, cultural institutions, commercial, mixed use, and health care.   John believes strongly in the power of architecture to improve our quality of life and to promote positive social environments for all people.

John has been described as a self-motivated and independent thinker with a wide breadth of talents. John is a strong conceptual designer with a keen eye for composition and form-making.  He is also equally strong with detail development and documentation.  A thorough and conscientious architect, John has an undeniable passion for good design and architectural craftsmanship.

John is licensed to practice architecture in New York state and Oregon.


ZGF Architects LLP, Portland, OR, US, Associate Partner

As a senior design architect with the title of Associate Partner, I was involved with design leadership on several higher education, research, healthcare and commercial projects.

May 2008 - Jan 2014

Daniel Goldner Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

Senior designer responsible for design leadership on several urban mixed-use and multi-family residential developments. Both interior and exterior design.

Dec 2003 - Feb 2008

Thomas Phifer and Partners, New York, NY, Designer

Design team member on the Salt Lake City Federal Courthouse project.

Mar 2003 - Dec 2003

Meier Partners, New York, NY, US, Project Architect/Designer

I supported the Associate Partners with design work on a variety of large-scale projects including
the Bethel Performing Arts Center, NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, The Perry Street
Condominiums in Manhattan, and the Cittadella Bridge in Allessandria, Italy. Additionally, I served as the Project Architect for a large-scale commercial development in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mar 2000 - Aug 2002

Allied Works Architecture, Portland, OR, US, Senior Designer

My role at Allied Works was to collaborate directly with the firm's leader, Brad Cloepfil, on the Sacks Building, a groundbreaking mixed use building in Northwest Portland, and the Wieden & Kennedy headquarters building, a notable adaptive re-use of an existing historic landmark building.

Dec 1996 - Jun 1999

Krueck Sexton Partners, Chicago, IL, US, Project Architect

My role was to collaborate directly with the firms owners, both on design and project delivery.
Notable projects include the Brick & Glass House and the Arts Club of Chicago competition entry.

Oct 1992 - Dec 1996


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1986 - May 1991


Finalist, The Burnham Prize, Chicago Architectural League, Honorable Mention


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