John Hill
Editor in Chief
eMagazine International
Phone +1 646 363 4499
Born in 1973 near Chicago, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1996 from Kansas State University, where he worked as an editor of Oz Journal. After working for a large architecture firm in Chicago, he attended the City College of New York, receiving a Master of Urban Planning in 2007. He has over ten years of architectural experience in Chicago and New York and is a registered architect in Illinois. Living in New York City and working as Country Representative for PSA Publishers, he is also a freelance writer and blogs (almost) every day at A Daily Dose of Architecture.

As architects can now build just about any design they envision, the relationship between a building and its context is commendably coming to the fore in discussions about architecture and cities. This is not to say that the design of individual buildings is not important, but, like people, they are incomplete when divorced from the world around them. How a building relates to its neighboring buildings, its urban context, the sun, the trees, the ground it sits upon, and increasingly the social, economic and political context are all important. While it is difficult to express these relationships in the architectural media, if an architect seriously and critically takes these factors into consideration then the resulting design will exhibit such and be that much closer to being a truly successful piece of architecture.