John studied architecture and planning at the University of Melbourne where he went on to co-found Denton Corker Marshall. Along with Bill Corker and Barrie Marshall, they helped to shape many of Denton Corker Marshall’s iconic projects over the years. Today, Denton Corker Marshall employs over 140 staff worldwide. The practice has earned a large number of national and international awards for their work on major institutional and public building projects.
Between 2006 and 2008, John was also named to the position of the Victorian Government Architect, advising the government on achieving better architecture and urban design outcomes. He is currently on the Victorian and South Australian Government Design Review Panels.
Denton Corker Marshall’s notable works include landmark buildings such as the Melbourne Museum, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, the Melbourne Gateway and Bolte Bridge, and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Among the various awards that they have earned, in 1996, John Denton, Bill Corker and Barrie Marshall were each awarded gold medals by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.