John C. White, AIA has worked on the development and construction of the Florida Polytechnic University campus since November 2012. He brings more than 30 years of experience as an architect in the public and private sectors to his role at Florida Poly and has been the University Architect since its inception in 2007. White worked as USF Architect and Project Manager for more than a decade prior to joining Florida Poly.
Florida’s newest university is being built off Interstate 4, at 4700 Research Way, in Lakeland. White helped to prepare the master plan for the University campus and buildings. His role now is to oversee all aspects of campus construction for the University, ensuring that building meets the project proposal and design. As Project Manager, he serves as the on-site liaison for the University.
In the private sector, White worked for 22 years at Renfroe and White Architects PA, where he was President until 2001. His skills and expertise include Urban Planning, Historic Preservation, Facility Master Planning, Landscape and Site Development and Construction Management.
White received his master’s degree in Architecture and City Planning from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a member of the City of Lakeland Historic Preservation Board. He serves on the Board of Historic Lakeland and the Board of Camp Wingmann.
White’s personal interests include historic preservation, sports and photography. He has resided in Lakeland for more than 60 years.