Design Principal Jerry Johnson has over 31 years of experience in programming, planning, and architectural design with Perkins and Will. His focus has been on the design of academic architecture, with both PK-12 and collegiate clients, science and technology projects, as well as with civic institutions and academic medical centers throughout the nation. He has led the design of major hospitals, civic buildings, public school buildings, university buildings, private schools, science and research buildings, and commercial buildings with a broad range of size and complexity. His projects have been recognized with many awards, including over 20 AIA awards for excellence in design from regional, state, and local AIA chapters. Two of his high school projects: Blythewood High School and the Blue Valley Center for Professional Studies became a James D MacConnell Award Finalist for excellence in school design from the National Association for Learning Environments. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Jerry became a licensed architect in 1991, and was named a design Principal of the firm in 1999. In 1989, he won the annual Burnham Prize for Architecture sponsored by the Chicago Architectural Club to be a Burnham Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Each project he has led embraces the same enthusiasm, understanding of client needs, and attention to detail that characterize his personal convictions about design.