Stories of Architects

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February 13, 2020 at The Center for Architecture and Design.

5:00 | Reception

5:30 | Presentation

Come and enjoy an hour of storytelling from local architects and learn all about what the Diversity by Design committee and what we do.

Featuring: John Gladden, AIA

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The concept of Re.Learn has defined John Gladden’s career. From 1980 to 1996, John followed a traditional career path, working for multiple Columbus-area firms, and even starting his own practice. But in 1996, complications during brain surgery robbed John of the use of his dominant hand and left him with a severe case of aphasia. For the next two and a half years, John had to Re.Learn how to be an architect. Fueled by a drive to innovate, to embrace failure and to celebrate mastery, John adopted visualization tools as a way to communicate and collaborate with clients and colleagues. With his newfound skill set, John joined the Dublin, Ohio, office of Fanning Howey in 1999 and has devoted the last 21 years of his career to designing smarter places for learning. Today, John is a principal with Fanning Howey, and he has more than 70 school designs to his credit. 

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