Award-winning architecture, design, and strategy firm NELSON Worldwide announced the advancement of John Lewis to National Practice Leader of Multifamily Architecture. John will continue to grow NELSON Worldwide’s presence in the multifamily space through innovative design concepts that transform the human experience. 

“John’s breadth of experience and keen sense of direction and purpose has solidified his role as an invaluable member of NELSON’s Multifamily practice,” says Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at NELSON Worldwide, John “Ozzie” Nelson Jr. “His penchant for engaged leadership and commitment to client satisfaction and success will continue to enhance the firm’s presence as a key player in the industry nationwide.”

John places emphasis on transparent and effective communication, identifying it as the key to success in the multifamily industry, regardless of whether it’s internal collaboration or external client brainstorms. He views all project development processes as an opportunity for enhanced team collaboration, bonding, and learning, utilizing it as a unique motivator to provide dedicated and thoughtful leadership. Passionate about the creative process, John masterfully employs unrivaled resources to aid partners in achieving their goals and find dynamic solutions to nationwide housing shortages that span from luxury to attainable housing.

“I feel fortunate to be surrounded by such an unparalleled caliber of talent here on the Multifamily team at NELSON,” notes John. “As I advance in my role at the firm, I look forward to continuing to provide leadership to my team as we deliver quality work to our clients.”

With 25 years of industry experience, John has explored all aspects of architecture, learning to masterfully design space with comfort in mind. Before joining NELSON Worldwide as Studio Director of Multifamily Housing in 2018, John served as Director of Multifamily Housing at Wakefield Beasley & Associates. He earned his Associate of Applied Science in Architectural Engineering from Alfred State College, and later his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Ohio State University.