John graduated with Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), National University of Singapore in 1980. He is a registered architect in Singapore and a Corporate Member of the Singapore Institute of Architects (MSIA). In his 35 years of practice, he has designed, supervised and project managed numerous projects in both the public and private sectors.
During his 10 years with the public housing authority, he was involved in many planning, urban design and architectural projects. One of his projects won the Singapore Institute of Architects Micro-Design Award. Besides mastering the latest design techniques, he has a strong passion for preserving the best from the past. He specialises in the restoration of pre-war conservation houses and has twice won the Urban Redevelopment Authority Heritage Award for the restoration of shophouses for residential use.