John Battle is the Director of Worldwide Facilities Design and Construction in Microsoft’s Real Estate and Facilities Department. The Design and Construction group includes overall project management, as well as the design of the facilities, the furniture and the infrastructure (communications, electrical mechanical and structural strategies). This group is directly responsible for the delivery of space on campus, as well as the large number of complicated projects in the domestic and international markets.ﾠ
John joined Microsoft in 1995, after serving as a management consultant for two years. Previously, he was vice president of operations of H.S. Wright (a.k.a. Fletcher Wright) a local building contractor with divisions throughout the Pacific Rim. In this capacity, he was responsible for projects from LA to Alaska and was a consultant to Fletcher’s projects in California and Hawaii.
Originally from Virginia, John attended Middlebury College in Vermont and Columbia Graduate School of Architecture in NYC. He resides in Seattle, with his wife and three children.