As Principal/Owner of Mitchell Fuller LLC, John brings over 30 years of experience to a new venture. Mitchell Fuller, LLC provides high quality design, technical expertise, and responsible project management for the Firm's clients. Consistent with John's expertise, Mitchell Fuller will offer a diverse range of services, including architecture, interior design, and project management for new and renovated houses, commercial buildings, corporate interiors, and institutional facilities.
John spent several years in the building trades and was an accomplished carpenter living on Martha's Vineyard, spending the summer of '75 building sets for the movie Jaws, before returning to Boston to study Building Construction Technology at Wentworth Institute of Technology. After receiving his Associates in Applied Science from WIT, John was accepted to study interior design at RISD, switching his major to architecture for his senior year and spent his 5th year in Rome, Italy having been accepted to RISD's European Honors Program (EHP), an independent year of study where John focused on Renaissance art and architecture.
In 1981 John began his architectural career at the Stubbins Associates in Cambridge, MA, working on the transformation of the historic South Station Headhouse into a modern inter-modal transportation facility. John then began a series of fast-track speculative office buildings, utilizing his background in construction. Between 1982 and 1988, he completed 55 Cambridge Parkway with Cabot, Cabot & Forbes (for Lotus Development Corporation), 1055 Washington Boulevard in Stamford, CT and 1500 West Park Drive in Westborough, MA with John Moriarty Associates for Robert Elder Associates, and lastly, 745 Atlantic Avenue in Boston with Trammell Crow Company and Gilbane.
The onset of a recession in the late 80's presented John with an opportunity to start his first design firm, Fuller Associates, with Trammell Crow Company as the Firm's only commercial client. During this period, Fuller Associates designed tenant improvements in Trammell Crow's portfolio, which exceeded two million square feet of space. Additionally, Fuller Associates renovated existing buildings, and designed new buildings including Overlook Center in Westborough, which became General Electric's regional headquarters.
Fuller Associates diversified over time, providing architectural and interior design services for Boston's preeminent developers and asset managers, including Spaulding & Slye/Jones Lang LaSalle, Normandy, Nordblom, Nordic Properties, Leggat McCall Properties, The Druker Company, H.N.Gorin, Hines and HRPT Realty Trust. Fuller Associates also designed corporate offices for many of the regions leading firms, frequently working with brokers and third party project managers. Prominent among these clients were the Federal Reserve Bank, Bank of Tokyo, Hay Group, ENSR, and Progress Software. Fuller Associates also had the good fortune to work with such notable organizations as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wentworth Institute of Technology, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the New England Aquarium.
In 2006, Perkins+Will acquired Fuller Associates, and John became a Principal in the Firm as a sector leader for corporate, commercial and civic projects. Building on his expertise garnered over the previous 25 years, John helped Perkins+Will become a highly regarded brand in the Boston marketplace. Projects completed under John's leadership included Fidelity's Center for Applied Technology and Executive Briefing Center at 245 Summer Street, Fidelity's new headquarters. Additional projects included Fidelity Ventures at One Federal Street, KPMG's regional offices in the newly completed 2 Financial Center, on-call services for the FRB including restacking 10 floors of 600 Atlantic Avenue (the iconic tower designed by Hugh Stubbins), on-call services for Philips Electronic's North American portfolio, on-call services for US Bank nationally, retail stores for New Balance around the country, Adobe's regional headquarters building in Waltham, MA, designs for a new headquarters facility for Textron Defense Systems in Wilmington, MA (which incorporated a state-of-theart R&D facility), and designs for a new medical office building for Harvard Vanguard in Concord, MA, all complementing John's impressive portfolio.
In 2007, after hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, John became a director in Perkins+Will's newly formed Social Responsibility Initiative. Working with the firm's Board of Directors, John helped the firm's initiative to become the "poster-child" for Public Architecture's 1% Program. In the three plus years John was a director of the SRI, Perkins+Will contributed nearly 50,000 hours of pro-bono design services to non-profits internationally.
Mitchell Fuller, LLC will be a natural segue for John to continue what he has done so successfully for the past 30 years: listen to his clients needs, provide outstanding design services, develop highly competent technical documents, provide decisive project management, and take pleasure in enabling his clients to achieve their goals and objectives!