Robert L. Johnson, PE, SE

Vice President, Principal

“As a child, I saw a high-rise building going up and couldn’t understand how 20 stories of brick facade was supported on a steel frame – that’s the moment I decided to become an engineer. To this day, I still enjoy the continuous education that is required for my profession.”

Because no two projects are ever alike, Rob enjoys working out the structural details because it requires the interaction of the entire design team. He likes to work with his project partners to find that “ah-ha” moment when the project comes together.

One of Rob’s passions is knowledge sharing. He frequently gives presentations on various structural systems and their appropriate use to clients and owners. This equates to Rob often being called upon at project conception to collaborate on suitable structures for the building type and use.

He has been with JGA since graduating from The Ohio State University with a civil engineering degree in 2002. Since that time, he has developed a significant depth of knowledge in the design of mixed-use buildings, parking garages, multifamily structures, college and university buildings, senior living facilities and office buildings.

Contributing to community is especially important to Rob. For several years he served on the board of directors of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, which represents the town where he lives and works. As a recognition of his service, the chamber has honored him with its President’s Award.

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
The Ohio State University


If you weren’t an engineer, what would you be?
Without any hesitation, I’d be a finish carpenter.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
I’d be the human calculator to get calculations finished faster on a project.

What is your favorite meal?
Of course, whatever my wife is cooking is my favorite meal.

Name one cool thing that you’ve done:
In one day, hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and then back out. The next was spent recovering!