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John Gidding            

Architect; Interior Designer; HGTV Personality

John Gidding, architect and interior designer, brings his breadth of experience to HGTV's "Curb Appeal."

Born in Istanbul, Gidding attended American schools in Turkey and Switzerland before entering Yale University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture. An enthusiastic art and math student, he also earned a master's degree in architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design.

Gidding has enjoyed practicing his love of design with projects around the world, ranging from residential and institutional architecture to landscape and urban design. Some of his favorites include consulting on projects for Brooklyn Bridge Park, Union Square in New York, the campus plan for Carnegie Mellon University and a pavilion for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Before beginning his career in television, Gidding got his start as a fashion model and worked the runways for Armani and Gucci. Later, he put his education and design skills to work as host and designer for a TV series about hip teens looking to update their spaces. He also worked as a lead designer on HGTV’s popular series "Designed to Sell." As the owner of the New York City-based John Gidding Design Inc., Gidding has done numerous residential renovations there and around the country.

As a public speaker at Home & Garden Events and other venues, Gidding shares insights from many aspects of his professional career and education.

Speech Topics

Careers in Design and TV

Landscape Architecture

The Design Process


Rachael Ray's show unveils North Shore Animal League's new ...
Interior designer John Gidding, a frequent guest on Ray's show, crafted the room's plywood trees and catwalks and other features, inspired by the forests of ...

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