John W. Chapman

President | Principal

John W. Chapman, AIA

KCCT founding partner and President John W. Chapman has designed and managed technically complex diplomatic, federal, and transportation projects worldwide. John guides and sets the firm's overarching business strategy, planning, and development initiatives, while maintaining a lead design role on multiple national and international projects each year. Under his leadership, KCCT delivers three key components to our partners: thoughtful and innovative design, specialized experience founded in exploration and research into building types, and a rock-solid reputation of integrity and reliability. 

John utilizes his design expertise to guide highly sensitive global projects in the diplomatic, military, intelligence, and transportation markets. Notable examples of his work include the new US Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico; the US Embassy in Mbabane, Eswatini; the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC; comprehensive renovations to US Embassies in Budapest, Hungary and Reykjavik, Iceland; and mass transit projects in Taipei, Taiwan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and Bangkok, Thailand. In all, John has led the design of 10 new embassy compounds, six new diplomatic office buildings, and 20 embassy renovations, as well as the restoration of 15 historic overseas diplomatic buildings.

John is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee School of Architecture and was awarded the McClure Fellowship in International Development for postgraduate design research in Rome, Italy and Switzerland. Additionally, he has presented his work to the National Academy of Sciences, and served on the AIA Federal Architecture Task Group and OBO Industry Advisory Panel. He is a sought-out authority on US diplomatic facilities, and his case study on the design of rapid transit systems is published in The Encyclopedia of Architecture. 

Years of Industry Experience

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Tennessee
McClure Fellowship Recipient, International Development

Professional Licenses, Certifications, Memberships, and Associations
American Institute of Architects