John Van Rooy
- Architect | AIA | NCARB
John Van Rooy Architecture is passionate about giving artful expression to the aspirations of clients for the places they dwell, recreate, and work. Experienced in commercial and residential design, the firm collaborates closely with clients in creating projects that are distinctive and fulfill a shared vision.
The firm’s principal, John Van Rooy, brings the eye of an artist and the ingenuity of a craftsman to his work. Schooled in both Architecture and art history, John also draws on working experience in the construction trades to execute the pragmatic aspects of building design. Following the practice of integrated project delivery, John serves as the point person on projects, coordinating the efforts of Engineers, Landscape Architects and other consultants as well as working closely with the contractor early on in the project to oversee costs and quality.
John is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He can often be found back at the university where he is invited to review student projects. John is president of the American Institute of Architects- Milwaukee.
Away from his practice, John enjoys spending time with his wife and children, rehabbing their home, and fishing—especially for muskie—about which he is almost as passionate as he is about Architecture.