The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) automotive technology research campus is where private industry and academia collaborate in the advancement of advanced automotive technologies and systems. Numerous projects were advanced over several years within Technology Neighborhood 1, encompassing approximately 27 acres and the location for the initial development initiatives.


John served as an Engineer of Record over the course of numerous projects to master plan, design, permit, and oversee construction for the first of five technology neighborhoods at CU-ICAR. Projects included participation with development of the campus master plan and construction documentation, permitting, and construction observation for the site preparation package, site utility infrastructure, storm water management system, and Innovation Place Plaza and Parking Deck construction.

In order to meet LEED criteria and sustainable building objectives for the CU-ICAR campus, a comprehensive Low-Impact Development (LID) site and storm water strategy was developed for the first 16-ac Technology Neighborhood. Numerous LID principles were demonstrated at the project including passive irrigation of native plants from paver scape runoff diverted to landscape areas. Residual runoff was planned to then enter a multi-pool retention pond system serving the entire campus before being recirculated through a sinuous meadow stream network. All work was performed while John was under previous employment.

What People Are Saying

Always appreciate your thoughtful approach to tough design issues - keep it coming for many years to come!

Suzanne Childs

Childs Architecture

Thanks for all that you are doing for us.

Bill Barringer


We appreciate your persistence in helping us through this one and look forward to opportunities to work with you in the future.

Scott Wilbanks

You’ve been such a great asset... and I really appreciate your expertise and insight.

Maxim Williams

I for one, appreciate the hard work you did for the club on our bike lane projects and I’m proud that they are expanding and growing all the time.  I think you were one of the early pioneers on bike lanes in the community with some others. I appreciate your behind-the-scenes efforts. Thanks.

Steve Baker

Public Relations Director - Greenville Spinners

I would recommend John for any project large or small, his breath of experience shows as he has helped guide me through this process.

Loren Duwel

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