about

FOUNDER

As founder and principal of RevelHouse, John combines a talent for planning with thoughtful design to bring spaces to life. He begins with a simple question: how do you want to experience an environment? From there, he strives to find design solutions using a human-centred approach.

John is deeply involved in all of RevelHouse’s projects. He firmly believes that experience should inform design, and that each space should be enjoyable for its occupants, visitors and owners. Having worked in over 30 different countries, much of his current inspiration comes from the adventurous environments he encountered while abroad and he incorporates many of these elements into the firm’s work.

When he’s not pouring over his latest project, John can be found cheering on Leafs or checking out the latest restaurant.

Ontario Association of Architects
B. Arch., University of Waterloo
BES, University of Waterloo

John Plumpton |

RevelHouse|

process

Our process starts from the user’s point of view. Whether you’re designing for visitors, customers, staff or residents, we consider every possible experience they may have in the environment you want to create. We go into great detail, examining who is going to be using the space and how they want to use it.

Narrative

Once we’ve determined how you want the space to be experienced, we work with you to consider how your space could be used in the future, and then consider the best approach. Together, we’ll develop a program that aligns with the desired experience…and then it’s on to the drawing board.

Strategy

At this stage, we unveil the initial vision. This is where you get a chance to weigh in and check our work, making sure it aligns with your goals and needs.

Vision

Once the foundation has been established, our skilled team gets to work. Along the way, our group of collaborative partners adds their expertise as needed to help bring your vision to life.

Execution

Narrative

Our process starts from the user’s point of view. Whether you’re designing for visitors, customers, staff or residents, we consider every possible experience they may have in the environment you want to create. We go into great detail, examining who is going to be using the space and how they want to use it.

Strategy

Once we’ve determined how you want the space to be experienced, we work with you to consider how your space could be used in the future, and then consider the best approach. Together, we’ll develop a program that aligns with the desired experience…and then it’s on to the drawing board.

Vision

At this stage, we unveil the initial vision. This is where you get a chance to weigh in and check our work, making sure it aligns with your goals and needs.

Execution

Once the foundation has been established, our skilled team gets to work. Along the way, our group of collaborative partners adds their expertise as needed to help bring your vision to life.

Expertise

We provide distinctive and memorable design services for a number of our partners in the retail, attractions, sports, hospitality, and residential industries. Take a look to get an idea of what we can do for you.