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B. Architecture University of Illinois, 1962
M. Architecture Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967

Registered Architect, Oregon

Selected Honors 

Fellow, American Institute of Architects
Fellow, American Solar Energy Society
Fellow, Cascadia Region of the US Green Buildings Council
Distinguished Professor, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Passive Pioneer Award, American Solar Energy Society
James Haecker Award for Distinguished Leadership in Architectural Research, 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium
Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Oregon 

For more than 50 years John Reynolds has been interested in how people use energy in buildings, and how buildings shape that energy usage. He began teaching both architecture design and environmental control systems at the University of Oregon in 1967. He “retired” in 1998 but continued to teach one seminar each year until 2017. He is co-author of "Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings," 6th through 11th editions, published by John Wiley & Sons. 

John became interested in energy policy during a campaign to delay construction of a nuclear power plant near Eugene in 1970. This led to his election to the Eugene Water & Electric Board in 1972, where he was outvoted 4-1 for four years as he sought to implement programs in energy conservation and renewable energy investment. Within a few years after his term of service, EWEB had instituted many of John’s suggested programs. 

John received a teaching Fulbright Grant to Argentina, 1988 where he taught “Arquitectura Bioclimatica” in Spanish. His investigations into Hispanic courtyard buildings led to a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, 1995-96. This resulted in "Courtyards: Aesthetic, Social, and Thermal Delight" © 2002, John Wiley and Sons. 

Oregon Professor G.Z. “Charlie” Brown and John founded Equinox Design in 1978. The resulting buildings include the Deadwood, Oregon Fire Hall and Community Center, the Lane Energy Center [Cottage Restaurant] in Cottage Grove, and the Emerald People’s Utility District Headquarters, with WE Group PC, near Eugene. This last project won the Conservation Eagle Award from the Northwest Conservation Action Coalition in l988, won both the Governor's Award for Energy Conservation from the State of Oregon and a National Award for Energy Innovation from the U.S. Department of Energy in l988, a Citation Award from the AIA Southwest Oregon Chapter in 1990 and finally an Honor Award from the Portland AIA in their Architecture + Energy Competition in 1999. 

John served on the Board of the non-profit Energy Trust of Oregon, based in Portland, from its inception in 2002 until 2018. He served as Board President for five years. John was happy to invest many hours of his retirement in that worthy endeavor.