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John Neary AIA, LEED AP

Facade Practice Leader
"The facade is a critical element of every building, uniting aesthetic impressions and environmental performance in a singular way. "

John leads the Facade practice group at HOK. Based in New York, the group is engaged with projects across all HOK regional offices and  practice areas. A project designer and technical specialist, John works closely with owners, design teams, consultants and builders to ensure the delivery of beautiful, high-performance facades. John’s detailed sketches and visual thinking help teams find solutions to even the most complicated design challenges.

A passionate designer, researcher and collaborator, John has led studies and presented papers on a variety of facade topics, including:

  • Structural skin and embodied carbon (with HOK’s structural engineering practice)
  • Timber curtain wall code issues, daylight and energy use (with Arup Fire Engineering)
  • Developing structural terra cotta mullion prototype (with Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Gartner/Permasteelisa and TriPyramid Structures)
  • Creating a tensioned wall system prototype (with HOK, Oldcastle Building Envelope and TriPyramid Structures)

John has taught technical and design studios throughout his career. He currently leads a fourth-year studio on high-rise facades and net-zero energy at the New York City College of Technology and recently served as a studio adviser to the fourth-year comprehensive studio at Syracuse School of Architecture. John is an active member of the Facade Tectonics Institute and serves on its Special Advisory Committee.

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