John Crouch originally from New York City, comes from The Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States. He is a 2010 graduate of The College of Charleston, where he studied Historic Preservation (Heritage Conservation) and City and Regional Planning. There he also completed a Minor in Art History with a specialisation in Architectural History. His undergraduate dissertation, completed in 2009 is titled: Conserving Colonial India: An analysis of the Conservation of the Colonial Built Environment of the Indian Subcontinent.
While studying at the College of Charleston, John also interned with the Summerville-Dorchester Museum in Summerville, South Carolina. The internship consisted of documenting in the town's historic district, and creating a digital model to be used in the development of the town's long-term growth and preservation plan. He also worked for Oceania Design, a Charleston based architecture and planning firm, first as an intern, then later as a draftsman and preservation consultant. In addition to studying architecture, planning and preservation, in 2009, John studied German Language and Culture at the Goethe-Institut in Berlin where he was awarded a B1 level Zertifikat Deutsch.
The research focuses on the architectural styles that developed as a result of British Rule in India. First the Indian-Revival style used in Britain will be addressed and then the later Indo-Saracenic style used in India. Research will focus on the influence that the earlier Indian-Revival had on the development of the later Indo-Saracenic, while also providing a concise overview of what can be collectively called "Anglo-Indian" architecture.