John Doherty designs and manages projects for diverse educational and cultural institutions in and around New York City and the tri-state area. He brings a cohesive view to MG’s clients, joining the creative, technical, and executional aspects of design with the client’s goals of creating inspiring spaces for learning, teaching, and innovating. In the planning process, he brings diverse voices together to achieve solutions that resolve complex design issues without compromising programmatic and institutional goals. His knowledge and experience in integrating engineering and architectural systems results in a holistic and sustainable approach to design that produces buildings that respond to and respect their environments. His experience ranges from new construction to complicated adaptive reuse and seamless contemporary interventions in historic buildings. John has a proven track record of achieving projects on budget and on schedule and of working with clients to ensure that design and program goals are achieved within the client’s financial needs.
John Doherty earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English from Boston College in 1990 and graduated with an Masters in Architecture at the top of his class from Washington University in St. Louis in 1997. He has spent his entire career at Mitchell Giurgola and has been a partner since 2009. His work at the firm includes many award-winning projects for clients such as Cornell University, The State University College at Fredonia, Three Rivers Community College, New York University, Ramapo College, the University of Connecticut, and the New York City School Construction Authority. He is an active member of the AIA Education Committee and volunteers on his local little league board.