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As Life Sciences & Healthcare Midwest Lead, John directs a team of highly experienced project managers specializing in all facets of critical research facilities and healthcare systems. Dedicated to delivering his research and health system providers with an innovative, forward-thinking approach to design, procurement, construction, activation, and close-out, John is committed to continuous education around this management methodology. He gains a deep understanding of each client’s research and preventative medicine strategy to better identify elements of the space to help advance medicine and research.

John’s over 16 years of experience and concentration on continual improvement in project delivery contribute to his reputation as an industry leader in research facilities, healthcare developments, complex master planning exercises, and large capital programs.


  • Clemson University, B.S., Civil Engineering

Pro Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Northwestern University – MPM Industry Advisory Board
  • OSHA 30-hr Certified
  • I2SL – Midwest Chapter
  • WIB - Chicago Chapter
  • ISPE

Significant Projects

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    Managed design and construction of a Master Facilities Plan to include multiple medical office buildings, medical equipment procurement, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, in-patient intensive care expansion, and MRI’s suites.
  • Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center
    Chicago, IL
    650,000 SF translational medicine, collaborative hub. Dedicated tissue culture rooms, wet/dry labs, vivariums, aquatics spaces, lab cores, histology suites, cold rooms, surgical suites, centralized gases, cage-wash processing and sterilization, and critical connections to the adjacent cancer research tower and healthcare network.
  • Evolve Biologics
    Dallas, TX
    210,000 SF plasma-derived therapeutics, process engineering, and cGMP facility that creates purification technology to commercialize the development of intravenous immunoglobulin and human serum albumin.
  • Charles River Laboratories
    Ashland, OH
    220,000 SF small/large animal vivarium, histology, bioanalytics, clinical pathology, and lab expansion.
  • Charles River Laboratories
    Spencerville, OH
    82,000 SF large animal vivarium and mechanical updates becoming a top preclinical research facilities in the world.
  • Just.Evotec Biologics
    Seattle, WA
    34,000 SF expansion of a cell-gene therapy research lab, cGMP facility utilizing modular-pod clean rooms.
  • Expression Therapeutics
    Cincinnati, OH
    43,000 SF facility to provide immune therapy research and development capabilities, early phase, and commercial scale cGMP and CDMO of cell and viral vector products.

Clients Represented

  • Colossal BioSciences
  • Just.Evotec Biologics
  • Evolve Biologics
  • Cemvita Factory
  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Expression Therapeutics
  • DNV Material Testing Labs
  • Northwestern University – Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Steris Healthcare