Interested in pursuing architecture as a career? Gary Johnson P'11, partner at Cambridge Seven Associates, a multi-disciplinary design firm based in Cambridge, Mass., visited campus to talk about his career as an architect. The firm, winner of the prestigious AIA Firm Award, is recognized internationally for innovative work in architecture, urban design and industrial design. The talk was part of the Professionals in Residence series sponsored by the Salisbury Center for Career Services, and was held on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Trinity 305.
Johnson also met individually with students.
With undergraduate degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and Wentworth Institute of Technology, as well as a master's from Harvard's Graduate School of Design, Johnson applies his education, experience and versatility as both an architect and urban designer to a wide range of projects at Cambridge Seven Associates. He has helped the firm become a premiere name in hotel design, working with Hilton, Marriot, Sheraton, Starwood, Radisson, and others. His specific projects include Charles Square in Cambridge; the Houston Design Center; TBI River Villa luxury housing in Bangkok, Thailand; and Logan Airport Hilton at Boston’s Logan Airport.
Johnson's current projects include the redevelopment of Boston's historic Charles Street Jail into a new four star luxury hotel known as the Liberty; The new W Hotel and luxury high rise condominiums in the heart of downtown Providence; a Community Center for the City of Cambridge;, and the Boston Museum Project.
Additionally, he has been active in architectural education. He has taught, lectured and served as a design critic at Harvard University, Wentworth Institute, Pratt Institute and Rhode Island School of Design.