ANDRE JOHNSON

Andre Johnson Architect

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My inspiration is internal. The drive to succeed is important and to leave a mark on the next generation of emerging professionals.

ANDRE JOHNSON

Bio:

Andre is the president and design principal of the award winning architecture studio, Andre Johnson Architect. His studio was founded in 2014 after successful tenures at some of the largest and influential firms in the southeast and mid-Atlantic region. His studio is founded on the principals of a collaborative design process, a deep commitment to client service and design excellence. The studio has grown from only Andre, working from his home office to a studio of eight professionals.

 

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I was 15 years old and learned about it through my high school wood shop instructor.

What do you do?

I am the president and design principal for my own firm founded in 2014. I am active in every project and lead the overall design direction for the firm and all projects.

What excites you in the work you do?

Being able to create spaces that people enjoy. I like having a hand in developing the built environment.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My inspiration is internal. The drive to succeed is important and to leave a mark on the next generation of emerging professionals.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Starting my own practice.

Featured Project Name: 

DOT Division 8 Office

 

Featured Project Location: 

North Carolina

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2018

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect of Record + Design Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

The typical NC DOT office building is usually very inward focused with minimum daylighting and a limited architectural expression. While these buildings have their place, the design approach for the new building type expands the design palette. The infusion of light through welcoming entries, daylit corridors and solar orientation provide an upgrade to the typical office building. The shift in the design approach for the proposed new office building type was designed within the project budget.

Photography Credit:

Andre Johnson Architects, PLLC

Featured Project Name: 

Community and Urban Food Processing Facility

 

Featured Project Location: 

North Carolina

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Unbuilt - Projected 2022

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect of Record + Design Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

The Community and Urban Food Processing Facility is a catalyst in both its immediate physical context as well as in the larger geographic area. The project brings together educators, students, local farmers, and the public, in a mutually enriching exchange of ideas and practices to benefit the community as a whole. The building contains lab spaces for the testing and development of food processing methods, a commercial kitchen and a creamery using milk processed from cows on site.

Photography Credit:

Andre Johnson Architects, PLLC