John Hinkel

Senior Associate / Design Director

As Design Director, John has served a leadership role on a diverse portfolio of award-winning, high-profile projects in the San Diego region, including: Chula Vista’s Civic Center, SDSU’s Aztecs Athletics Center, First Allied Plaza Office Tower, The USS Midway Museum, and concept design and entitlements for Pacific Gateway, a place-making waterfront redevelopment project in downtown San Diego. Beyond California, John has had design leadership roles for aquariums in Gatlinburg, Myrtle Beach, and at the base of the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada. He has extensive design experience with public facilities, including high rise housing at Naval Base San Diego and Naval Base Coronado, the Chollas Water Operations Facility for the City of San Diego Public Works Department, and extensive work at Naval Base Coronado Coastal Campus.


NewSchool of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture

Kent State University
Bachelor of Arts