I’m not as interested in the single building as I am in the community. Being a good architect, doing good architecture — has to do with being in service to society. The kind of architecture that interests me is the kind that builds community.
John founded Cuningham Group in 1968. His leadership, foresight, and personal attention to detail has helped grow and lead the firm to design some of the most innovative and exciting projects across the country.
What do you do?
I help people do the best work they can.
What is your six-word story?
I’d rather be lucky than good.
What is your comfort food?
Cottage cheese and meatloaf.
What outside activity gets your creative juices flowing?
Building something (like my cabin).
What building inspires you?
The John Deere World Headquarters Building, Moline, Illinois designed by Eero Saarinen.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Anywhere with Sally.
Write your design/architecture epitaph.
His work had heart.