John Dwyer Architect is a Minneapolis, Minnesota based architecture and furniture design firm with a research-based, integrated project delivery.
John is a licensed architect and member of the American Institute of Architects. He attended the University of Minnesota College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. and received his Masters of Architecture in 1999.
In 2004, John founded his first private practice. Among his early works was the first LEED Platinum home in the state and one of the first in the nation. In 2005, he began teaching as a lecturer and adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota College of Design.
In 2007, after Hurricane Katrina, John moved to New Orleans and founded the community design studio in the Lower 9th Ward. In the first 6 months, he provided pro bono design services to over 60 returning households.
In 2009, he returned home, established his new architectural practice and joined his family's woodworking and fabrication business. In collaboration with the family shop, he conceived, designed and launched GRAIN, a line of hyper-local, sustainable tables, benches and sideboards.
John was the recipient of the 2009 AIA Minnesota Young Architect Award as well as numerous AIA Minnesota residential awards. His work has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, EcoStructures, The Discovery Channel, Innovative Home, and Utne Reader.