Kent Johnson

Kent Johnson

Los Angeles, CA, US

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When I was very young, I wanted to be an archeologist. There was something distinctly interesting to me about finding out what an architectural object was used for in the past. Through the artistic process (that I was involved in during my high school education), I discovered that I could explore what things should be through design. At this point, I pivoted my goals towards architectural design as a career. In returning to school for my M.S. in Architecture History, Theory, & Society at UC Berkeley, I returned to discovering what architecture once was. Going forward, I hope to be both a designer and a scholar.



University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Graduate Student Instructor

Led 2 discussion sections for 50 students total: writing lesson plans, grading, and managing student concerns.

Aug 2022 - Dec 2022

MA | Morris Adjmi Architects, New York City, Architectural Designer I

Illustrated the monograph A Grid and a Conversation then engaged in increasingly
complex and large projects, working on multiple teams in all project phases. Projects were of residential, commercial, and hospitality uses. Managed the Office Standard Facade Design Detail library from 2019 to 2021.

Sep 2016 - Jul 2021

HKS, Inc, Dallas, TX, US, Architectural Intern

Engaged in a broad range of healthcare projects picking up redlines and organizing spatial configurations.

May 2015 - Aug 2015

David Murphree XRG6, Fayetteville, AR, US, 3D Production Staff

Assisted with 3D modeling, design, and post production of an energy conscious locomotive design (SX9MAC).

Jan 2014 - Aug 2014


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Masters, Architecture History Theory and Society

In my time at Berkeley, I have been focused on affordable and supportive housing in Los Angeles as a subject of my 130-page written thesis. With this degree, I intend to teach and write about architecture in addition to designing buildings.

Aug 2021 - current

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, US, BArch, Architecture

In my time at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, I received an education that focused on the hyper localization of architecture and design. I was intentionally focused on the rigor of creating space using a boundary that celebrates assembly.
Received the John G. Williams Joy in Architecture in 2016. Shortlisted for the Performances Design Competition in 2014.

Aug 2011 - May 2016


John G. Williams Joy in Architecture Medal, Award


Shortlisted for the Performances Design Competition, Honorable Mention


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