John Sayer graduated with a First-Class Masters of Architectural Engineering from the University of Leeds in 2009, where he also studied abroad at Pennsylvania State University, USA.
In 2010 he used the global recession as an opportunity to further his interest in architecture, gaining a Bachelors of Architecture (RIBA Part I) from University of Lincoln.
John enhanced his university studies, working for White Young Green in Norwich during the Summer holidays, where his performance secured a scholarship.
After graduation, John joined David Dexter Associates in London working on a range of ETFE roof and façade projects across the Middle East and Southeast Asia, as well as the renovation of the Cutty Sark ship and a new Firmdale Hotel at Ham Yard, London.
John later joined Adams Kara Taylor (AKT II) where he spent 6 years gaining experience across a range of projects in residential, commercial, education and leisure sectors. Projects included the likes of the Sterling Prize winner Bloomberg HQ London, renovation of the BBC HQ London, and Birmingham New Street Station. Working with some of the most well-known architecture practices in the world was inspiring and invaluable experience.
Moving to the West Country, John joined BuroHappold in their head office in Bath, where he gained chartership with IStructE and led projects in modular student accommodation, commercial offices, hotels, and a new laboratory and teaching building for the University of Bristol’s new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.
John’s project experiences developed a curiosity in DFMA/MMC techniques and how their benefits can be applied to all projects. This led to him joining BuroHappold`s steering group for Industrialised Construction and representing BuroHappold’s participation in the UK Government funded Construction Innovation Hub and its ‘Platform’ Design alongside the likes of Mace, Grimshaw & Zaha Hadid.
In 2020, after 3 years at BuroHappold, the opportunity to assist EirEng in opening and establishing their second office presented itself. John jumped at the chance to help develop EirEng’s UK office and saw it as a great opportunity to join a growing company with strong reputation among a number of significant blue-chip clients in the retail and logistics sector.
John assisted in the EirEng UK office selection in Bath and in recruiting a talented team of bright and experienced engineers that matched the ethic and principals of EirEng. As well as acting as engineering project lead on several large-scale logistics projects for Amazon and Ocado, John has also been pivotal in bringing some of the big company methods and practices from his past experiences to EirEng as part of the company’s growth in the UK and abroad.