John W Lynch is a Project Architect at forward-focused design practice, Hickok Cole, where he specializes in multifamily projects with a background in master planning, project development, and consulting. A recent recipient of iLAB, the firm’s internal microgrant program, John and his research partner are seeking to define the future of vertical mixed-use development. As an early adopter, John champions innovation in the architectural profession and is currently studying the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on the design industry. His research has been published in Dezeen and Fast Company in addition to The Architect’s Newspaper, to which he contributed an opinion piece documenting his foray into the subject. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Washington, University in St. Louis, and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.