John Seward has a broad range of experience designing and managing mixed-use, healthcare, and public facilities. Before earning his B.Arch from Pratt Institute, he flew on C-17s in the Air Force for four years, experiencing the world and learning the value of discipline and collaboration. John’s background frames his approach to design. Founded in a strong conceptual base with proclivity towards cultural and local context, this approach progresses into solution-oriented development that incorporates proven and new technology. This creative process reflects his belief in the architect’s responsibility to design with sustainability of the built environment in mind. Passionate about healthcare design, he understands its significant impact on the well-being of patients, staff, and families – and how this translates into a better environment for care and healing.
John’s multi-disciplinary design interests range beyond architecture to photography, furniture and graphic design, natural and biological systems, literature, and cinema – all of which influences and enriches his work. He is a licensed architect in New York, and an active member of Dattner Architects’ Sustainable Practice Group, involved in firm-wide initiatives including the AIANY-sponsored Zero Waste Challenge.