Ralph Johnson, FAIA, Pure Designer
It can take a decade or more to establish oneself as an architect. Not so Ralph Johnson. Within a few years of his masters and arriving at Perkins&Will, he was already working shoulder to shoulder with practice leaders and winning the industry’s most coveted honors.
Today, more than four decades later, his portfolio features hundreds of projects, many of national and international renown. He is one of the United States’ most celebrated architects. In 2022, AIA Chicago recognized him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.