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John_216John S. Leys, PE, LEED AP

John Leys serves as Partner at Sherwood Design Engineers where he directly oversees and manages a number of Sherwood’s high profile local, national and international projects. This breadth of experience has honed Mr. Leys’ skills in collaborative design, agency negotiation, and cost-effective approaches to the implementation of sustainable infrastructure systems.

Mr. Leys has over a decade of experience working in the Bay Area, interfacing with the many city and county agencies including the City of San Francisco. He is currently the Project Manager on many of Sherwood’s local projects including stormwater master planning for Lennar Urban at Hunters Point / Candlestick Point and multiple projects within Mission Bay. Mr. Leys led the infrastructure planning and Major Phase approvals for the Salesforce.com Global Headquarters Campus in Mission Bay and has worked on over 20 Infrastructure Master Plans nationally and internationally. Internationally, his projects include Punta Cacique, a 600 acre ecologically integrated community in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and Tianjin Eco-City in China. At these sites he spearheaded ecological planning and the implementation of sustainable infrastructure design related to water and energy conservation and environmental restoration of the project sites.

Mr. Leys is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. He received degrees in Environmental Studies and Civil Engineering from the University of California and has worked in the offices of planners, architects, and landscape architects as a civil engineer. Mr. Leys’ experience includes project work in green building design, parks and public spaces, roadway and trail design, water feature design, commercial and residential planned developments, utility infrastructure design, streetscape design, earthwork design and calculations, fine grading and drainage design, cost estimation, development of proprietary green design tools, integrated stormwater management, and feasibility analysis.