John is the founding director of balancedesign.
Having completed a building apprenticeship in 1994 he then went on to pursue studies in Architectural Technology at Wellington Polytechnic whilst continuing to work in the field of construction as a carpenter.
During his final years of study, John worked as a technician for Massey University School of Engineering and Construction. After graduating with an Advanced Diploma in draughting in 1999, John joined an Architectural design practice, where he worked for seven years.
Since forming balancedesign in 2007 John has completed a wide range of projects focusing on residential alterations and new builds.
In October 2011 John gained a Design D2 Licence Classification under the Department of Building and Housing's Licensed Building Practitioner Scheme