Male, born 04/12/1919, died 03/17/2007

Associated with the firm network

Graham, John and Company, Architects and Engineers

Professional History

Lieutenant, United States Army, c.1942-1945 (Johnson worked building Jeeps in New Guinea and the Philippines); Officer, United States Air Force, c. 1950-1952 (he spent the Korean War at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, AK); Director of Energy Management Services, John Graham and Company, Architects and Engineers, Seattle, WA, 1979- ;

Appointed by Governor Booth Gardner to the State of Washington Building Code Council in 1983, where he assisted in the writing of Washington's energy code. Johnson belonged to NSPE/WSPE, ASME, and ASHRAE.

Fellow, ASHRAE; Chapter Engineer of the Year, Lake Washington Chapter of WSPE, 2002;


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, c. 1930;


Born in Minnesota, Johnson spent his childhood there and attended the University of Minnesota in Saint Paul. He lived in Saint Paul, MN, between c. 1945-1950. After living at Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage, Alaska, during the Korean War, he resettled in Bellevue, WA, in 1952. He died here at age 87.

He had a brother, Bruce Johnson and a sister, Bettye Olson.

Married Lois Johnson (d. pre-2007);

The Johnsons had four children: John, Katy, Peter, and Maggi; they also had four grandchildren: Kelly Odermatt, Shawn Johnson, Finn Southerland, and Anders Southerland. One grandchild died before 2007, Shannon.

Johnson was an Eagle Scout as a youth. During retirement, he volunteered at the Georgetown Steam Plant Museum. Member, Overlake Fly Fishing Club, Bellevue, WA.

Associated Locations

  • Bellevue, WA (Architect's Death)
    Bellevue, WA

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PCAD id: 3909