Ralph Johnson


Design Director, Chicago


+1 (312) 755-4550

Ralph Johnson is the Global Design Director of Perkins+Will. His career with Perkins+Will began in 1976. In the past 10 years his projects have been honored with more than 70 design awards, including nine national Honor Awards and more than 50 regional Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects, as well as a Progressive Architecture Design Award.

Ralph’s work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Paris Biennale, and the São Paulo Biennale. He received the Young Architect Award and was selected to participate in the Emerging Voices Series run by the Architectural League of New York. His work has been published in architectural journals around the world including Architectural Review, Architectural Record, A+U, Architect and Domus.

He has lectured at numerous universities and was a visiting critic at the University of Illinois, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Board of Overseers at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture, a member of the Committee on Architecture of the Art Institute of Chicago, and was honored in October 2015 as a newly elected member of the National Academy – one of the highest honors in American art and architecture.