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John Edwards


MA Cantab, MA RCA, ARB.

John is a qualified architect with a proven track record of delivering award-winning design-focused projects on time and on budget across a range of sizes and scales. A believer in the importance of using design to add value to projects of all scales, John has applied community-minded sustainable solutions to projects including schools, housing, pavilions, masterplans, public realm, interiors and a community centre.

He studied at the University of Cambridge and the Royal College of Art, where he was named as one of the UK’s Top 50 Design Graduates by Blueprint Magazine in 2009. John completed his education at the Bartlett School of Architecture in 2011.

Before joining Useful Studio John worked with AOC Architects, where he lead the delivery of the construction phase of St Saviour’s and St Olave’s School, detailed construction packages the Listed Southwark Park Primary School extension and assisted the design and development of Nunhead Community Centre through to tender, before obtaining planning permission for a large-scale Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 housing development as part of the University of Cambridge.

From 2006 to 2011 John worked with DSDHA on a number of projects ranging from the construction phase of small-scale award-winning Potters’ Fields Pavilions to gaining planning permission for over three hundred luxury residential apartments in Westminster and housing for the London 2012 Athletes’ Village.

John also teaches architectural design to undergraduates at the University of Westminster and the Canterbury School of Arts.

John Edwards


Eleanor Baxter

Consulting Director

Michelle Barlow


Fred Labbe

Associate Director, Environmental Designer & Engineer

Carrie Behar

Senior Sustainability Consultant

Victoria Martin

Associate, Structural Engineer

Callum Lee

Management Accountant

Bella Burgess

Executive Assistant