John Blignaut — ACHA, AIA, LEED AP

Project Manager

As one of GBBN’s senior project managers specializing in the healthcare environment, John brings demonstrated experience in successfully managing and delivering complicated projects. His knowledge of and experience in the ever changing healthcare environment make him a valuable resource to his clients and team. Over his career, he has managed projects of over a Billion dollars in combined value. John’s experience in managing complex, fast tracked projects gives him the distinctive ability to lead large design teams, while maintaining attention to the finest detail. John is consistently putting his clients’ concerns first, yielding inspirational and innovative design solutions.

Who has been a great influence on your life? How?

My grandmother, whose life spanned ox-wagons to man-on-the-moon. She had great faith, was tough, strong and believed that any job worth doing was worth doing well.

Who do you admire?

The parents I see at Cincinnati Children’s who hang in year in and year out cherishing their severely disabled children, while making their lives joyful.

Recent Projects


  • American College of Healthcare Architects, Communications and Outreach Committee
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation Board


Presentations by John