Adding to an extensive career and resume of accomplishments in architecture, design and planning, Design Principal, Michael C. Johnson AIA, NCARB, has recently been selected for appointments to two high-profile organizations: the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Documents Committee and the University of California San Diego’s inaugural Real Estate and Development Advisory Board for its new degree program in that field.
A longstanding and prominent member of the AIA, MIchael Johnson has served on the group’s boards and as treasurer for its professional groups including the AIA California Council and for his local chapter. In consideration of his extensive experience in architectural practice in New Jersey, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, Virginia, Colorado and California, Johnson has been appointed to the AIA Documents Committee, “which comprises 35 dedicated men and women from diverse practices across the United States,” according to the AIA, the Washington, D.C.-based organization that has announced the post. “Experts in the fields of design, construction, law, and insurance, Committee members work to draft and revise AIA Contract Documents over voluntary 10-year terms.”
In another regional appointment, Michael Johnson has been named Chairman of the University of California San Diego’s inaugural Real Estate and Development Advisory Board for the school’s new Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Real Estate and Development (RED). According to the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego), the new undergraduate academic program will commence in the fall of 2018, when it will debut as the first degree of its kind in the University of California system.
In this newly appointed role, Johnson collaborates with fellow board members, faculty, and staff to help shape the academic program’s vision and scope, curriculum, research, and special projects. Johnson will also provide guidance as needed to students and staff members, drawing from his professional and career knowledge. Other responsibilities include building partnerships on behalf of the Real Estate and Development program, hiring interns, mentoring students, and providing critical philanthropic support that will help the program to launch in the coming fall.