John Peterson is a Senior Associate and the head of the Civil Engineering Department at Cromwell Architects Engineers. Over the past 25 years, John has designed projects for clients throughout Arkansas, the continental U.S., and U.S. interests around the world. As a civil engineer he has focused on the site design for projects from elementary schools to hospitals, from campgrounds to helicopter hangars, and everything in between.
Growing up in the small town of Beebe, AR, John loved to hunt, fish, and play the drums. He went on to graduate from the University of Arkansas in 1996 with a B.S. is Civil Engineering. Along the way he worked as a counselor for a summer STEM program at the University of Southern Indiana and as a co-op employee at Arkansas Nuclear One. After graduation, John started his career at Cromwell Architects Engineers with the dream of serving Arkansas and beyond through professional design. John is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, and he is also a LEED Accredited Professional and Green Globes Professional.
John has two grown children – Dani Scoles (husband Nick), who is a graduate student in Communication at the University of Arkansas following her two undergraduate degrees from the University of Central Arkansas, and Jake Peterson (wife Katherine), who is a professional musician who writes, produces, performs, and teaches music in central Arkansas and beyond. John has served in as the Treasurer for the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) since 2009 and as Vice-President of the Central Arkansas Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) from 2012-2014. As a member of the Professional Disc Golf Association, John once teamed up with his son Jake to win the PDGA’s Amateur World Doubles Championship.