John founded DeForest Architects with a vision of developing a more collaborative, hands-on approach to design and a passion for making new connections between people, building, and ideas. Whether working with trace and pencil or cutting edge VR technology, his goal is to bring out the best in each project by making the design process accessible and engaging for all. John is a northwest native who has practiced in Boston, San Francisco, and Connecticut. He majored in Architecture and Engineering at Yale and received his Masters from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design where he received the school’s AIA Medal for Overall Academic Achievement. He was a founder of the CORA chapter in Seattle, a network dedicated to fostering dialogue among residential architects at a local and national level. DeForest Architects currently has projects in five states and has been published widely.