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Margaret Johnson, Landscape Architect, ASLA, LEED AP

Maggi co-founded the multi-disciplinary practice of     Johnson+Southerland after 10 years with her previous firm, MEJ Landscape Architecture. She is interested in creating places that are comfortable and fascinating; people-places that stimulate learning, community and healthy relationships between people and nature. Maggi is a member of the University Landscape Advisory Committee, reviewing capital projects at the University of Washington's three campuses, and the Columbia City Landmark District Review Committee.Maggi is a LEED accredited professional.

Brief Resume
2007-present     Johnson+Southerland
1998-2007         MEJ Landscape Architecture
1990-1997         Jones & Jones, Architects and Landscape Architects
1981-1990         Several high-quality small offices in Seattle & Berkeley, CA

Steve Southerland, Architect, LEED AP

Steve is an architect and founding partner of Johnson+Southerland. While Steve's career encompasses a broad range of project types, particular area of expertise include school and campus design, laboratories, and facility planning. Steve is motivated by a desire to create safe and nurturing environments for learning. Prior to becoming an architect, Steve was a structural engineer and his understanding of structure continues to inform his design work. Steve is a LEED accredited professional.


Brief Resume
2007-present     Johnson+Southerland
1994-2007          Principal, Miller|Hull Partnership
1990 -1994         Waterleaf Architecture 
Previous career as professional structural engineer