John Rigsbee  AIA, LEED AP


John’s leadership and his ability to build ongoing relationships, rooted in mutual trust and respect, has been instrumental in expanding CSO’s K-12 market sector expertise. In addition to the role he plays on project teams, John also serves as the Director of Operations for the firm.

When working with CSO’s K-12 clients, John is an excellent steward of the communities’ resources. Ever mindful of the needs and goals of the overall school community, he has assisted several school corporations with developing their overall facility master plan and is an expert at developing optimal design solutions for innovative learning spaces. He is dedicated to project success and skillfully works with clients to ensure that the best interests of their project are achieved.

With 40 years’ experience in the industry, John has been with CSO since 1990 and he was named a Principal in 2003.


Ball State University
Bachelor of Architecture
Washington University in St. Louis
B.A. Architecture