John Neary AIA, LEED AP NCARB is Senior Facade specialist at HOK NY, currently involved in the LaGuardia Airport replacement. He has been a Design Director at Gensler involved in civic, office and mixed use projects; a Project Designer at Perkins Eastman involved in multi-family, office and higher ed projects, including a new campus in India for ISB Mohali; and Project Designer at Pei Cobb Freed on various project types including the US Air Force Memorial and the Louvre Pyramid. Neary received his Master of Architecture from Rice University, and is Adjunct Associate Professor at New York City College of Technology teaching a facade design studio. Past teaching includes design studios at Kansas State and Washington State. His research has included investigation of structural facade systems for high-rise buildings, aesthetics and performance of non-planar cavity facades, and use of wood and other low embodied-energy material in curtain wall systems. Neary is a member of the Special Advisory Council of the Facade Tectonics Institute. Licensed Architect, NY & CT.