Thomas E Johnson FAIA
Thomas E Johnson, FAIA
Co-Founder + PRINCIPAL
Since 1981, Mr Johnson has been involved with a wide variety of architectural projects including large-scale urban office buildings, museum exhibition design, and historic preservation projects. His expertise has helped lead the design efforts on many award-winning projects, many of which include the design, restoration, or adaptive reuse of existing buildings. Mr Johnson believes strongly in the establishment of an understanding of the end-users’ needs, operational considerations, and appropriate building systems. Throughout the last 20 years, he and his partner, Gary Martinez, have expanded their knowledge of preservation and restoration efforts, helping to propel their firm to national recognition. Mr Johnson’s success largely stems from his ability to facilitate strong working relationships between the many organizations that influence urban projects.
Mr Johnson has served on professional organizations including the DC / AIA Design Committee, advised neighborhood associations, and taught and lectured at several colleges of architecture. He leads many of the firm’s performing arts efforts including those with not for profit associations and colleges and universities..
Mr Johnson has served both as a Design Principal and as Principal in Charge on numerous cultural projects with particular expertise in assisting associations in developing cultural initiatives. These award winning efforts include theatres, libraries, and museums. He has shepherded much of his recent work to pursue levels of sustainability certification through design.