John McDonald (Concrete Clover)

I grew up in South San Jose in the 70's and 80's. As a kid I attended Catholic schools for elementary and high school. In college I utilized the public California State University system and attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo from 1989-1994, obtaining my 5-Year Bachelor of Architecture degee in 1994. I was a study abroad architecture student in Copenhagen, Denmark for the academic year 1992-93. I have seen almost all the major cities in Europe and Scandinavia while overseas. I can speak a little Danish, but am not fluent in the language. I began taking the Architect's Registration Exams in 1995 and completed all 8 sections of it by 2005. In 2012, I completed the final California Supplemental Examination and was awarded my California Architect's License----C 33964 is my license number. In 2012 I opened my own little atelier working out of my home as a an architect. My firm name is Studio Blueprint. The real benefit of having your own license is that you can work for yourself. can work from home. Los Angeles traffic is terrible and I worked 50 miles from home for 10 years as a practicing professional. Working from home is the best move I ever made in my work/life decisions. Roll out of bed, take a shower and have breakfast and do your work 10 feet away. I do additions and renovations for existing homes. I am a devoted fan of the San Jose Sharks professional hockey team and the San Francisco Giants professional baseball team. I plan on tuning into the Sharks online radio broadcasting listening to the games this coming season, 2015-16.
Member since:
Jul 19, 2011
Board post count:
48 years
Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA
Licensed California Architect. Sole proprietorship firm christened "Studio Blueprint."
NASA, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks, films about World War II