John Leys directly oversees and manages a number of Sherwood’s high profile local, national, and international projects. His work has included the integration of innovative sustainable infrastructure designs underpinned by a history of sound, technical engineering. On all of his projects, John pursues energy saving and water conservation techniques that address regulatory, economic, and environmental constraints. John is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the US Green Building Council. He received degrees in Environmental Studies and Civil Engineering and has worked in the offices of planners, architects, and landscape architects as a civil engineer. John’s 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.
Fun Facts: John is conversational in five languages including Portuguese, Spanish, Indonesian, and Malaysian which has allowed John to work in over 25 countries. He also was the 2004 World Champion in Footbag Net.