Associate | Creative/Sustainability Coordinator
The thoughtful, logical pursuit of design solutions is where Loren Johnson, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C thrives. The human experience is littered with design problems: most of these are convoluted, intertwined, and difficult to sort through. Loren specializes in the artful solving of such problems. He has tackled theoretical, practical, and systemic solutions at various scales.
Loren launched Legat’s design research initiative and created a model for co-working, multi-media modeling, and digital immersion in our Chicago Studio.
A practitioner of biophilic and biomimetic design, Loren often creates solutions that critique and build on how people experience nature, the spaces they inhabit, and particularly how architecture frames or expands their view of their environments. His graduate thesis project examined the relationship between the biogenic and anthropogenic environments.
Loren periodically teaches and lectures at Judson University’s School of Art, Design, and Architecture. He also guest writes for architectural publications and applies his critical skills toward design competitions.
Loren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies degree and a Master of Architecture degree with a focus in Ecological Design from Judson University in Elgin. Upon graduation, he was awarded the ARCC King Medal for Architectural Research as well as the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.