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School of Architecture
Architecture Building
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0450

Phone: (269) 471-6003
Fax: (269) 471-6261

 

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8435 East Campus Circle Drive
Berrien Springs, MI 49104

(269) 471-6003

The architecture faculty aspires to teach sound thinking, practical skills, and rigorous scholarship in the discipline of architecture; and promotes students who: Craft buildings that are dignified, durable and purposeful; Design communities that foster civility; Serve mankind in accord with their professional and Christian vocation; Seek the virtues of joy, beauty, wholeness and moderation in their lifelong pursuit of learning. All this for God's honor and His glory until the risen Christ comes again.

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Assistant Professor 

Office Location: Architecture 123
E-mail: robinaj9988@yahoo.com
Phone: (269) 471-3601

Biography

Robin Johnson holds an undergraduate degree in architecture and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan, an institution broadly emphasizing environmental technology in practical and research oriented applications, balanced with a personal focus in design theory and participation in selective design charrettes, competitions, and discussions lead by visiting architectural luminaries, in addition to assistant teaching in design and graphic studios.  Professor Johnson continues to participate in reviews of student architectural work at University levels in TN, IL, WI, AU and most recently at the "Rural Studio" in AL, in addition to conferences and workshops that further sustainable forestry practices, timber frame construction in Ireland and the US, and the promotion of sustainable land use in residential development practice in Ireland. 

Professional qualifications stem from 28 years of professional architectural practice as a licensed, registered professional in Illinois and Michigan, working on a wide range of award winning projects for a handful of small firms, each focusing on finely crafted, well resolved design solutions using different personal stylistic vocabularies from high tech steel and glass modern to arts and craft residential to monumental traditional public buildings.  Solo architectural practice has focused recently on locally harvested timber frame construction, recycled components, passive solar and highly efficient envelopes and now simple-tech bustling systems like cob construction.

Professor Johnson works to promote sustainable life style choices through the management of a mixed-use PUD extending the "walkable" neighborhood feel and original street/alley pattern of a village in northern Michigan by promoting community gardening, denser small scale development than the surrounding suburban sprawl of nearby communities and actively participating in "transition town" and "slow" educational projects within her Quaker community. 

  


Education:

  • M Arch, University of Michigan, 1983
  • BS in Architecture, University of Michigan, 1981