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1001 G Street Northwest 250W
Washington, DC, 20001
United States

(202) 333-4480

With a professional working relationship spanning three decades, Gary F Martinez FAIA and Thomas E Johnson FAIA founded Martinez+Johnson Architecture in 1994 to bring their design sensitivities to institutional and cultural projects in urban locations. The 25-architect firm has since established an expertise in three main architectural areas – the restoration and adaptive reuse of historic structures, institutional buildings in urban areas and community settings, and the design and planning of performing arts venues.

Known for a thoughtful design approach to public facilities, M+J develops an intimate understanding of the needs of users, patrons, and operators destined to inhabit the projects of the firm. M+J looks to the future in their design aesthetic even when the context may be firmly rooted in the past and executes creative solutions to facilities both new and historic, where flexibility, ease of operation, and high but versatile performance characteristics are requisite. Venues express aspirational values and goals of the communities within which they are located, and at the same time conform to issues of economic value at the highest levels of environmental sustainability.

Chris Leonberg


Chris Leonberg, Leed AP


Mr Leonberg joined Martinez+Johnson Architecture (M+J) as a staff architect in 2012. Prior to joining M+J Mr Leonberg gained experience in large-scale commercial, mixed-use, hospitality, and master planning projects in both local and international markets. During his time at M+J, Mr Leonberg has been involved in the design of several theaters, most notably the Kings Theatre renovation, a celebrated and award-winning project which has helped revitalize the surrounding neighborhood in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Through his previous and current design work, he has gained significant experience working through a multitude of issues to deriving creative and intriguing solutions for large-scaled projects. In 2013, Mr Leonberg’s efforts on the China Mobile Office Complex helped it win a 2013 AIA DC Unbuilt Award..


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Cornell University - Bachelor of Architecture