John Winter was a student at the Architectural Association in the 1950s and he proceeded to attend Yale, School of Architecture after he completed his national service. He also gained experience from working for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and Charles Eames in San Francisco. He continued working for Ernö Goldfinger when he returned to the United Kingdom and was a lecturer at the Architectural Association. He then proceeded to establish his own practice where he demonstrated the capability to execute a handful of grateful residential projects in the 1960s and the 1970s. His most distinguished and prominent architecture is the house which overlooks the Highgate Cemetery, a rectilinear structure that is covered in Corten steel. In the later part of his career, he was particularly interested in the restoration and preservation of some Britain's International Style developments, which include the High Cross House in Dartington, Devon and the Six Pillars in Dulwich.