John Lumsden has worked on a broad range of project types during his carrer with the common goal of creating a beautiful, elegant and lasting solutions regardless of the complexity of the project or the budget. "Great design is the product of carefully allowing the forces affecting the design to settle into a natural equilibrium and then recognizing the opportinities for a powerful solution."
John Lumsden received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California and began working at DMJM in 1988. As a member of the design department, he had the opportunity to work on a variety of architectural typologies including airports, laboratories, hotels, commercial buildings, furniture, steel bridges and university buildings. John completed several projects as project designer including the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Building at Cal State University San Bernardino, and the Long Beach Water Treatment Plant Laboratory and Administration Building (LA AIA Award 1994).
As a founding member and partner of AJLA in 1994, John worked on a number of design competitions and commissions as lead designer or co-lead, including apartments, commercial, mixed use commercial, and train stations. Highlighted projects include the 707 High-Rise and the Jong-Ro Complex (Mid-rise #2).
In 1998, John's work was featured in "101 - A New Blood Exhibition" featuring the work of 101 emerging architects and designers which traveled to San Francisco and Yale University. He was honored with the Jury Grand Prize. His work is currently featured in "Digital Architecture from 50 Top Designers" by Mohammed Uddin. He was a guest speaker at the University of Milan.
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