John Poelker


Associate Principal


+1 (404) 443-7450

John has 20 years of experience in a wide range of project types with a specific focus on educational projects. Involved in all phases of projects from programming, planning, and design and through construction, John is known for his attention to detail in addressing client needs, managing the creative process, and delivering projects that uphold Perkins+Will’s reputation for design excellence.

John is involved in the firm’s research initiative and has written an article in the Perkins+Will Research Journal on student learning styles and environments that best support engagement. He is an active member of numerous industry organizations that focus on education, campus planning and design, and institutional leadership. John is a conference presenter on the subject of project based learning, resiliency, and designing future-ready spaces. His winning personality, strong communication skills, and commitment to education make him a favorite of clients.