ANNE JOHNSON 

Spark Flight Studios

SAY IT LOUD - Nevada Exhibitor

Nevada Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Everyone that has the grit to remain optimistic and keep pushing to better human experience. People that will inhabit our buildings or art and the potential to shift their perspective in a posi- tive way.

Anne Johnson

Bio:

Anne Johnson is an architect and artist with over 25 years’ experience and projects throughout the US, in Guadalajara, and London. Her experience includes commercial, institutional, and multi- family structures. She excels at synthesizing client needs into artistic and sustainable design. Awards include 2016 ENR Best Project in Public Building for RTC MTC interiors (with Gensler), 2009 by The Housing Authority of Las Vegas, and 2007 Creating Communities: Innovative Designs for Desert Living.

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

As a child of the desert, I was always highly attuned to environmental surroundings. When I learned that architecture could combine my loves of art, science, and spatial experience—how things are put together—I was hooked.

What do you do?

As an artist, I listen, sense, and translate to cre- ate an experience. As a practitioner and entre- preneur, I create an environment where young professionals can flourish and work to make the world better with our service for clients.

What excites you in the work you do?

Realizing an idea into built form—with hands on. Figuring out something new. Collaborating with other designers and artists to create a unique space. Seeing a client express their humanity or grow thanks to a built environment from our studio.

 

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Everyone that has the grit to remain optimistic and keep pushing to better human experience. People that will inhabit our buildings or art and the potential to shift their perspective in a posi- tive way.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

To have persisted as a woman architect, leading a firm and mentoring young professionals.

Featured Project Name: 

Winchester Cultural Center Dance Studio

 

Featured Project Location: 

Las Vegas, Nevada

Featured Project Completion Date: 

1/2013

Role in Featured Project: 

Prime Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

Dance classroom addition to 1980s Cultural Center partly funded by volunteer and student groups. Operational costs are reduced by super-insulated walls and roof, daylighting and passive solar design. Stemming from dancer and staff interviews, interiors include integrated daylighting and natural ventilation, sprung floor, state-of-the-art sound, custom storage and a “pride wall.” Architect and contractor collaborated to find simple and cost effective solutions to discovered unforeseen conditions.

 

Photography Credit:

Henri Sagalow Photography

Featured Project Name: 

RTC Mobility Training Center - Interior Murals & Streetscape

Featured Project Location: 

Las Vegas, Nevada

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2/2016

Role in Featured Project: 

Subconsultant to prime architect Gensler Nevada

 

Featured Project Description:

Design, art direction, and art creation for a sheltered mobility testing and training center. Actual building photos and original art combine for over 9,800 SF of 25-foot high interior wallpaper murals that mimic a city street and simulate views a paratransit rider would see across Las Vegas to the west, north, and east. 3D elements such as awnings complete the effect. Murals of the Las Vegas Strip and mountains are oriented to cardinal directions for RTC staff to train rider wayfinding skills.

 

Photography Credit:

Sparkflight Studios

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