John Naylor

PhD Researcher

John Naylor is a UK based architect at Grimshaw architects, educator at the AA Visiting School and PhD researcher at Newcastle University. He gained his AA Diploma at the Architectural Association in 2013, winning the Fosters Prize for Sustainable Infrastructure, and was featured in Dezeen top 10 bamboo projects 2014. He has worked at MAD, Beijing and Singapore University of Technology and Design on complex projects in the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Haiti. In 2014 he set up the AA’s bamboo Visiting School programme in Haiti, which he now co-leads as the AA-ITB BambooLab with Andry Widyowijatnoko. He is currently studying his PhD at Newcastle University researching a design approach to full-culm bamboo in architecture, with a continued focus on Haiti, to develop wider use of bio-based materials and couple the development of lightweight sustainable buildings with reforestation.



PhD Researcher, Newcastle University

Visiting School Programme Lead, Architectural Association School of Architecture