John Guida has over seventeen years experience working on a broad range of architectural and masterplanning projects in Australia, USA, Europe, Korea, Taiwan and China. His portfolio includes a diverse range of projects such as Art Museums, Libraries, Law Courts, University Buildings, Luxury Residential & Commercial Developments and Bus & Marine Transport facilities. He joined Guida Moseley Brown in 2013 as a Partner and lead designer.
Since joining the firm, John has provided design leadership on a number of significant projects in Canberra, including the award-winning International Operations Fitout at Canberra International Airport, Australia Forum Reference Design for a new national convention centre, a multi-residential project in Turner, an award winning mixed-use development in Barton, and a New Chancery for the High Commission of India, in Yarralumla. John’s international projects include Zongfu Mansion, the design for a multi-residential development in Chengdu, PRC, and the design for Samoa’s new Parliament House in Apia, Samoa.
Prior to joining GMB John spent over five years at Asymptote Architecture in New York where he was the lead design manager on a large range of projects, most notably two award winning cruise terminals in Taiwan, two iconic commercial towers in Arata Isozaki’s masterplan for Zhengzhou, China, a pair of visionary luxury residential towers in Seoul and the ARC culture pavilion in Daegu, Korea. Further to this John worked on the cutting edge Strata Tower and award winning YAS Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
John’s professional experience prior to working in New York includes developing and realising a number of projects in both Melbourne and Sydney, in particular overseeing the exterior design of a $65 million law court in Sydney and acting as project manager for a new public library and a town hall renovation in Melbourne, both of which were awarded by the Australian Institute of Architects for excellence in public architecture.
Parallel to his professional career John has a passionate interest in academia, having overseen three final year design studios at The University of Melbourne and participated as guest critic for a design studio at Princeton University, as well as delivering a lecture series at the University of Canberra.
Bachelor of Science in Architecture – University of Newcastle
Bachelor of Architecture (1st Class Hons) – University of Newcastle
Australian Institute of Architects