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. Rob’s background includes:

  • structural design and production
  • computer aided structural design
  • the production of contract documents
  • and specification development for special projects.

He is knowledgeable in the design and construction of fire stations, college/university buildings, schools, hospitals, assisted living/retirement facilities, office buildings, and industrial facilities.

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!