John Harper

John Harper


John brings a global understanding of urbanization, community, and environmental stewardship to RELM after practicing in both Australia and China. During his ten-year career, John has designed complex transit and infrastructure projects, as well as performative landscapes for several K-12 campuses. At RELM, he leads a variety project typologies, spanning scale and geography including an extensive intervention at Amgen’s corporate campus in Thousand Oaks, a $200 million reinvestment at John Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, and one of Metro’s most significant P3 projects in Los Angeles County, Crenshaw Crossing. John is a gifted communicator and puts people at the center of all his work, professionally and through his landscape designs, believing the built environment can improve health and happiness.


Master of Social Science, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2009

Bachelor of Design in Landscape Architecture, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2007

Registered Landscape Architect in Australia.

‘Landscape Architecture is not an accidental career, to be good at what we do we must care deeply about the environment and the people who inhabit it. I fight for every inch of open space, and for every tree.’