Brian Johnsen

(414) 229-4014
Arch & Urban Planning 499

Bio

Brian Johnsen, AIA, is a founding partner of Johnsen Schmaling Architects, a design and research studio whose work has garnered broad critical acclaim for its conceptual clarity, formal discipline, astute detailing, and an unequivocal commitment to architectural innovation and environmental sustainability. Johnsen Schmaling Architects received the Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York, and Architectural Record featured the office in its Design Vanguard issue as one of ten “exceptional global architecture firms to watch.” Architectural Digest named the office one of “Ten Rising Stars in American Architecture,” and Residential Architect selected Johnsen Schmaling for its Top Firm Award, praising the “stoic brilliance” permeating its work. Johnsen Schmaling’s work has garnered over 100 professional design awards, including national honors from the American Institute of Architects, five American Architecture Awards, an AIA/COTE Award, an Annual Design Review Award, and a National Healthcare Design Award from the AIA and the Academy of Architecture for Health. In 2016, Johnsen Schmaling was a finalist for the design of the National World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C. Exhibited in galleries and museums here and abroad, Johnsen Schmaling’s projects and texts have been features in numerous books and design publications in more than 35 countries, including Architectural Review, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Architect, Azure, Dwell, Detail, Harvard Design Magazine, a+a, Häuser, Plan, GreenSource, Competition, Modernism, Architectural Lighting, Frame, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. In addition to his practice, Johnsen has lectured widely on Johnsen Schmaling’s work and is regularly invited to teach at architecture schools around the country.

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Education

University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee, Master of Architecture, 1997
University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1994

Research Focus

Courses

ARCH 615/815: Studies in Architectural Technology and Theory
ARCH 634/834: Distinguished Visiting Design Critic Studio
ARCH 825: Comprehensive Design Studio
ARCH 850: Advanced Design Studio

Selected Work

Oak Park Housing
(American Architecture Award; Honor Award, AIA Wisconsin)
Belay MKE
(American Architecture Award; Honor Award, AIA Wisconsin)
Studio for a Composer
(National AIA Small Project Honor Award; Metal Architecture Design Award; Honor Award, AIA Wisconsin; AZ Awards Finalist)
OS House
(AIA/COTE Award; National AIA Housing Design Award; Architect Annual Design Review Award)
Topo House
(American Architecture Award; National AIA Housing Design Award; National AIA Small Project Award; Honor Award, AIA Wisconsin)
Bayshore Dental
(National AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award; Honor Award, AIA Wisconsin)
Redaction House
(National AIA Small Project Award; Honor Award, AIA Wisconsin; RADA Honor Award)
Downtown Bar
(Record Interiors Award; Honor Award, AIA Wisconsin; ALA Gold Medal)
Camouflage House
(Wood Design Award; Honor Award, AIA Wisconsin; Project of the Year, RA Home of the Year).
Salve Staff Canteen
(National AIA Small Project Honor Award; Merit Award, AIA Wisconsin)
The Blatz
(29th Annual Interior Award; National AIA Small Project Honor Award; Honor Award, AIA Wisconsin)
Ferrous House
(National AIA Housing Design Award; National AIA Small Project Honor Award; Merit Award, AIA Wisconsin)
Layton Pavilion
(National AIA Small Project Honor Award; Honor Award, AIA Wisconsin)
Pleated House
(National AIA Small Project Honor Award; Honor Award, AIA Wisconsin; RADA Honor Award)

External Link

johnsenschmaling.com