John Southern is the founding principal of Urban Operations/ He holds a Bachelors of Architectural Design from the University of Florida, and a Masters of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. An experienced educator with over ten years of experience, John has taught as faculty at Woodbury University’s School of Architecture and SCI-Arc. He is a former member of the Board of Directors at the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design and has written pieces for Loudpaper, MONU, Junkjet, Form Magazine, Architects Newspaper, and DOMUS- publications specializing in the field of urbanism, popular culture and design.