Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson

Phoenix, AZ, US



I am a registered Architect with 27 years of experience in the fields of planning, architecture and project management, looking for employment opportunities with a regional or local AE firm, Design-Builder or Developer. As a LEED Accredited Professional I began studying sustainable design in the late 1980’s. In the last 15 years, I have worked on the design and project management of over $330 million in healthcare, justice, and higher educational facilities, participating as the client main point of contact, leading firm pre-design through construction activities, coordinating multiple user groups, problem solving, mentoring staff, developing schedules,coordinating A/E teams,and utilizing 3D visualization / BIM software to improve design communication.



Richard Johnson Architect, Phoenix, AZ, US, Consultant

Provide architectural consulting services for architectural firms, contractors, developers, brokers and Owners. Services include preliminary site / code analysis, programing, conceptual site use analysis, document QA/QCD reviews, 3DModeling studies, tenant improvement space planning/permit documents, planning/permit document submittals, second opinion reviews, and owner project representation.

May 2013 - current

Leo A. Daly, Las Vegas, NV, US, Senior Architect

Provided document production, mentoring, and coordination services for a 230,000 SF, 2-Story. Equestrian / Bowling Center addition to the South Point Casino Conference Center.

Oct 2012 - Apr 2013

Durrant Architects, Phoenix, AZ, US, Project Manager / Associate

Provided design and project coordination for a 232,000 SF Jail in Kingman, AZ, a $22,000,000 expansion in Henderson Nevada, a $130,000,000 inmate entry facility in California and a 911 . Emergency Operations Center for Pima County , AZ. Duties varied amonst projects, however, included project management as the client point of contact,, coordination of staff activities from Pre-Design through Construction Documents,staff mentoring, budget analysis, meeting coordination, marketing, preliminary proposal development, presentations and development of in-house project financial feasibility analysis.

Sep 2007 - Apr 2012

NTD Stichler, Phoenix, AZ, US, Studio Director / Project Manager / Associate

Provided design and project coordination for healhcare and eduaction projects. Healthcare projects included a position as the senior project architect/manager for a major 6-Story Patient Tower Addition and existing hospital remodel / expansion, expansion of an existing Operating Room to provide four new OR's, feasibility studies fro the expansion of a Maternal Child Facility, build out of a second floor above an existing cancer center into medical offices and addition of a new urgent care / medical office facility as part of the Phase 1 development of a future hospital site. Duties also included management of an indefinite delivery contract for several Indian Health Service projects such as a Youth Rehab Center and building seismic retrofits.
As the Studio Director for Higher Education I was the main point of contact for design and management of a computer commons addition / renovation at Eastern Arizona College, High Bay Lab, Visitor Center Student Center Master Plan Study, and Dining Commons at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and the interior rennovation of a Patient Care Learning Lab Center for the University of Arizona. Expereince also included the management of a $14,000,000 Bond for additions and improvements at four high schools and development of the site and building design for a $59,000,000 new High School.

Apr 2000 - Sep 2007

Ellermann & Schick, Phoenix, Arizona, Project Manager / Architect

Responsible for managing and developing documents for an 80 Acre retail center at Frank Lloyd Wright and Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona. Work included development of design standards for the center and construction administration as well as providing tenant build-out documents for Old Navy, Cost Plus, Nordstrom Rack, and Office Max.

Apr 1998 - Mar 2000

Durrant Architects, Phoenix, AZ, US, Project Architect / Project Manager

Provided design services and on-site construction administration for a $36,000,000 fast track design-build medium security jail for El Paso County. Project also included the addition of a firing range, sheriff sub-station, maintenance / supply center and training center. In 1997, I was given the opportunity to oversee the Phoenix educational division as the project manager, working directly with clients and coordinating the AE team on several higher education projects. Higher education projects included a residence hall, student center, computer center and maintenance/central plant for Central Arizona College, and oversight during the CA Phase, on the Phoenix College Library Expansion, and Library/ Classroom Center at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

Apr 1996 - Apr 1998

Richard Johnson and Associates / Hunt-Johnson Architects, Phoenix, AZ, US, Principal

In 1989 upon acceptance of two contracts for the design of a Christian Children's Center, and an office for Sun Valley Masonry, I started a small architectural practice providing architectural/planning services for commercial, office ,educational, religious and tenant improvement projects. Services included master planning, re-zoning, site analysis, space planning, tenant improvement documents and building design services through construction administration. Clients included Bank One, Santa Anita Realty and Development, Eisenberg, Jaguar, D.E.S., Coldwell Banker, Wells Fargo, Ebert and Rehorn, Carl Baker and Mount Calvary Lutheran to name a few.

Sep 1989 - May 1996

Orcutt-Winslow, Phoenix, AZ, US, Project Architect

Designer/project architect for bond improvements at four elementary schools in the Glendale Elementary School District. Work included renovation of classroom buildings to increase square footage, introduce natural lighting, upgrade classroom interior finishes, upgrade MPE systems and integrate computer stations and systems. New construction included addition of a new Library Building at Sine Elementary and the addition of new cafetorium facilities at all four campuses.

Aug 1994 - Dec 1995


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 1975 - Jun 1979

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