His architecture and designs both start with a search for the core human values and meaning of a project and infuses the results into functional, delightful built spaces and objects.
John Aubin’s architecture builds spaces that reflect the values of its occupants, contributing to an atmosphere and setting the stage for a productive life at work or a relaxing time at play.
John’s designs are prototyped and often manufactured in-house because he believes how things are built, with what materials and who puts them together matters.
Architect-designer-developer John Aubin is a native of Amherst, Massachusetts, and studied architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of California, Berkeley, and City College of New York, where he obtained his degree in architecture. He is licensed in New York and Massachusetts. John practiced architecture in New York City and Holyoke, MA, where he launched Open Square acting as the principal architect, developer and general contractor andrefining his approach to designing objects and creating spaces that just work. He sold Open Square in 2022 and now lives in Chicago with his wife Maggie and their dog Django.