John Gerondelis, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP


John has over thirty-six years of professional experience in the Planning, Design and Project Management of a variety of project types. From complex, Mixed Use, Hospitality, Multifamily, and Retail developments, to Commercial and Educational projects.

He is well respected for his ability to create environments that meet time and cost goals, perform effectively, and provide award-winning experiences. He has over twenty-seven years of experience in international practice, including directing the firm’s Singapore office for almost a decade, providing solutions that are informed by a worldview.

John applies his broad experience to his community, whether it is his responsibilities of managing the quality and performance of the firm’s work or his mentoring of students in the design field, he is dedicated to providing an environment for success now and for the future.

Authenticity is sacred to connecting our designs to our clients. Success is not achieved without a personal, authentic commitment to the place you are creating.”


American Institute of Architects (AIA)

International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

LEED® Accredited Professional

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

Atlanta Hospitality Alliance (AHA)

Association for Learning Environments (A4LE)

Registered Architect: GA, NY, NJ, OH, KY, PA, CA


Master of Architecture
Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984

Participated in exchange programs with:
Cambridge, U.K., 1983

Architectural Association
London, UK, 1983

Industry Leadership

“Hot of the Press: New Hotel Construction and Development Opportunities”, Panelist, Bisnow Leisure Investment Summit (BLIS), Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, USA, April 25, 2023.

“Reimaging Hospitality Experiences: Architecture and Master Planning Resorts”, Design Panelist, 18th Hotel Investment Conference – South Asia (HICSA), Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn Bengaluru Embassy Manyata Business Park, Bengaluru, India, April 12, 2023.
HICSA 2023: Architecture and Master Planning Resorts | Hotelivate - YouTube

“TB-TOD: Integrating Transit into Podium Design to Alleviate Ridership Stress on a Tall Building”, Presentation and Speaker, 11th Annual Vertical Cities Conference, The H Dubai, Dubai, UAE, March 7, 2023.

Karkaria, Bachi. (2022). Capture the Dream, The Many Lives of Captain C.P. Krishnan Nair (1st Ed). Juggernaut Books. p.160.

“The Aesthetics of Hospitality”, Design Panelist, 17th Hotel Investment Conference – South Asia (HICSA), Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Mumbai, India, April 7, 2022.
HICSA 2022: Aesthetics Of Hospitality | Hotelivate - YouTube

“Rising Hotel Construction Costs”, Design Panelist, Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Sri Lanka, Galle Face Hotel, Columbo, Sri Lanka, January 22, 2019.
THINC Sri Lanka 2019: Rising Hotel Construction Costs & How to Tackle Them - YouTube

“Humanizing High-Rises Through Communal Spaces for a Vibrant Environment to Foster Social Interactions: A Case Study of Signature Tower Jakarta”, Presentation and Speaker, 8th Annual Vertical Cities Conference, Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore, March 6, 2019.

“It’s all about the Experience! … What we want – through design.”, Master Class Presentation, 15th Hotel Investment Conference – South Asia (HICSA), Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Mumbai, India, April 4, 2019.

“Straight Lines vs Curved Lines – Latest Trends in Hotel Designs”, Design Panelist, Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Indonesia 2018, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Bali, Indonesia, October 17, 2018.
THINC Indonesia 2018: Straight Lines Vs Curved Lines - Latest Trends in Hotel Designs - YouTube

“The Socialization of Hotels”, Master Class Presentation, 14th Hotel Investment Conference – South Asia (HICSA), Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Mumbai, India, April 5, 2018.
HICSA 2018: The Socialization of Hotels - YouTube

“Contemporary Trends in Hotel Architecture”, Speaker and Panelist, FH&RA India 51st Annual Convention, Amber Convention Center, Indore, India, September 22, 2016.

“Implementing the Next Generation of Learning: A Case Study / Discovery High School”, Presentation, 2016 Summer Conference, Georgia CEFPI, Inc., Calloway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA., June 28, 2016.

The Grand Design, Hospitality Talk, February 2015, Vol. 2, Issue 2, p16. HT Bureau.

“Hotel Design and Innovation”, Speaker, Global Hospitality Conclave 2014, The Leela Gurgaon, Gurgaon, India, December 19, 2014.

Building Trends Analysis: Hospitality Facilities, Building Design + Construction, April 2014, p33. Higginbotham, Julie S.

“Latest Design Trends for Hotels and Resorts”, Speaker and Panelist, Indonesia Hospitality & Tourism Investment Conference, The Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place, Jakarta, Indonesia, May 7, 2013.

“The South Indian Hotel Space”, Panelist, Hotelier Summit India 2013, Marriott Bengaluru Whitefield, Bangalore, India,  March 9, 2013.

Jakarta Skyscraper to Reach Megaheights, Civil Engineering, May 2012, Vol 82, Issue 5, p21, Jones, Jenny.

Style & Opulence Aplenty, Travel & Flavors Magazine, 03 March 2014.

Chinese American Cross Cultural Work Environments: Interior Design Guidelines to Successfully Integrate Chinese and American Cultural Aspects into Workplace Environments, The Savannah College of Art & Design, Master of Fine Arts Thesis, 2011. Weatherstone, Elzabeth.


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