Johnston Architects was born from a desire to create exceptional architecture through intelligent, conscientious, and sustainable design. From two designers at its inception in 1990 to 30 employees today, JA has emerged as a premier Pacific Northwest design firm and an innovative leader in firm practice. From our office in Seattle’s lower Wallingford neighborhood, we are currently producing over 1,000 housing units, a dozen single-family homes, numerous libraries, arts facilities, community centers, and working with Seattle Public Utilities on one of the largest infrastructure projects in the city’s history.
JA’s leadership is shaped by our founding partners’ commitment to bettering the world around them. These values are reflected in our staff as we promote diversity, equity, and social justice within our firm, in our communities, and through our work. Johnston Architects is a Women-Owned Business recognized by the City of Seattle, a Small Business certified with the State of Washington, and our certification is pending as a Women-Owned Business with the State of Washington.
As part of our commitment to bettering the world around us and providing a transparent and equitable work environment, we are a member of the JUST program. This label is a voluntary disclosure tool using specific, measurable criteria to recognize organizations for a wide range of social accountability relating to hiring practices, employee benefits, community outreach, and local investment. We use this label to highlight our current practices and serve as a road map for further growth and engagement.
Examples of Projects
- Ballard Tunnel Effluent Pump Station
- Seattle Humane
- Bryant Heights
- South Park Library
- New Caelifera
- Oak Tree Pavilion
- The Greenfire Campus
- Bellevue Library Parking Garage