With his wife and fellow architect, Anne Adams, John is the owner of Adams Architecture, a Seattle-based architecture practice founded in 2014. The firm endeavors to create buildings that are compelling and thoughtfully executed; direct yet beautiful; contextual and intriguing.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in design of the environment from the University of Pennsylvania, John obtained his master’s of architecture with distinction from the University of Michigan. John was instrumental in the development of the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan, coordinating the design of the curtain wall system and overseeing the project cost-estimating effort. In Seattle, he has worked on a number of commercial projects including Brouwer’s Cafe in the Fremont neighborhood, office building design for Salmon Bay and several medical/dental buildings. John has also executed a number of luxury residential projects thoughout the country.
John likes to get his hands dirty remodeling his Seattle home and whenever possible going fly fishing in Michigan. But more typically reads avidly about theoretical physics, zen buddhism, and cooking the perfect rack of barbecued ribs.