Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson

Chicago, IL, US



Zealous and assertive designer/aspiring Architect currently seeking to broaden experience within the built environment. Adapt to stressful situations, fast pace projects, and the like, my creative yet tenacious approach allows me to uncover unique avenues for different project tasks. With a broad academic background in interior architectural design, psychology, architecture, and construction management; my design approach leans towards enhancing the end user experience and stimulation. Presently working on my MArch and MSCEE-CM at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I am involved with several civic, professional, and social organizations related to the built environment and community enhancement. 

I have experience in the Adobe Suites, AutoCAD, Google SketchUp, Rhino, and BIM, specializing in Revit.



Facilities and Services UIUC, Champaign, IL, US, Graduate Employee: Engineering and Construction Services Division

-update and create electrical one line diagrams for campus buildings
-review, correct and update small scale drawings
-complete punch list request dealing with small-scale drawings and any site verification needs

May 2015 - current

School Of Architecture UIUC, Champaign, IL, US, Sophmore Design Studio Teaching Assistant

-Assisting student in learning and understanding basic principals of design, methods to express design ideas graphically through 2D and 3D drawings and diagrams, physically through model making and verbally through presentations
-Grade student assignments
-Manage and record class attendance and participation daily
-Teach and present daily lesson
-Provide feedback and advice on weekly assignments and projects

Aug 2014 - current

Wight and Company, Darien, IL, US, Architectural Intern

-Designed and corrected reflected ceiling plan fixture locations
-Prepared and updated architectural REVIT sheets for design submittals
-Selected interior wall materials
-Assisted in the custom design of wall and ceiling screens

May 2015 - Jan 2016

Facilities and Services UIUC, Champaign, IL, US, Graduate Assistant; Operation, Maintenance and Alterations Division

-Regenerated and updated fan data maps for all campus buildings
-verify/build structural layout in BIM models
-site verification of HVAC machinery locations and rooms served

Aug 2012 - May 2015

Stovall Design Group, Fayetteville, GA, US, Intern

• Transferred blueprint drawings into AutoCAD drawings
• Assisted in the renovation of client kitchen
• Performed onsite measurements
• Created proposals for various renovations for residential
kitchens and bathrooms

May 2012 - Aug 2012

MMS Architects and Commercial Interiors, Terre Haute, IN, US, Intern

• Ordered project materials
• Reviewed and updated demolition plans
• Prepared proposals
• Transferred paper drawings and information to digital files
using AUTO CAD, Google Sketch-Up and the Adobe Suites.

May 2011 - May 2011


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

I am currently working on a dual degree in Architecture and Construction Management at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. Studio projects have varied from educational facilities, Museums, apartment units and healthcare facilities to small dwelling places and meditation rooms.

Aug 2012 - current

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, US, Bachelors, Interior Architecture

The interior architecture design program at Indiana State University offers a dynamic and progressive curriculum supported by top-notch facilities, frequent field trips, an active professional advisory board, and a faculty of practicing designers and scholars from around the world.

The program is one of only 159 programs worldwide to be accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER). Additionally, the program is one of only 18 four-year programs in America to be endorsed by the National Kitchen and Bath Design Association (NKBA). The program is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD). Program alumni can be found successfully practicing interior architecture design from California to New York as well as abroad. The program itself is part of the Built Environment department in the College of Technology.

Projects spanned from single family homes, recreation centers, detailed kitchen and bath renovations and new design, and small scale healthcare facilities.

Aug 2008 - May 2012

Areas of Specialization