Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

John Anderson

FBCI Involvement

R. John Anderson, CNU is a co-founder and principal for Anderson|Kim Architecture + Urban Design. He has a very diverse experience beginning with a practical foundation in the construction trades, advancing through design and development practice in public and private roles. He thrives in the problem solving and troubleshooting environment of charrettes, and the rigor of coding, entitlement and building. He can triage conventional building schemes and demonstrate the financial benefits of sustainable urbanism to private developers and municipalities in their own terms. John leads the planning and urban design work of the firm.

With over thirty years of experience in design and development, John is well-versed in the practical realities of delivering complex large-scaled projects from design through entitlement and construction. Prior to the formation of Anderson|Kim, John directed planning and design for New Urban Builders, a firm that has demonstrated how sustainable neighborhoods can be successfully delivered by a California production builder/developer.

John is a frequent speaker and lecturer on implementation issues and techniques in Smart Growth and the New Urbanism. Speaking engagements include the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, the University of Minnesota, Andrews University, Local Government Commission, New Partners for Smart Growth, Sierra Business Council, Urban Land Institute, American Planning Association, National Association of Home Builders, and the Congress for the New Urbanism.