Steve has over 30 years of experience as both an architect and structural engineer. Steve has led the architectural side of our practice from 2007 to 2018. Before co-founding Johnson+Southerland, Steve was a principal at the Miller|Hull Partnership. His focus for the past 20 years has been on public and non-profit clients with an emphasis on planning, laboratories, independent schools and higher education facilities as well as supporting landscape projects such as parks and playgrounds. At a management retreat, when asked to choose a picture that best illustrates his motivation, he picked the above image and described it as “creating a safe place for learning.”
President and Principal Landscape Architect
In Maggi’s 30+ years of experience as a landscape architect, she has focused on public and institutional projects ranging from parks, trails, streetscapes and playgrounds to zoos, museums, libraries and campus designs. She founded the firm as MEJLA in 1998, then reincorporated in 2007 as Johnson+Southerland. Maggi’s work has won awards for design, planning and community participation. At the same management retreat, Maggi picked the above image to illustrate her motivation and described it as “visceral experience of the world.”
WE INTEGRATE FIVE PRINCIPLES INTO EVERY DESIGN WE DO: FUNCTION, COMFORT, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, EXPRESSION AND ENGAGEMENT. KEEPING THESE PRINCIPLES FOREFRONT IN OUR MINDS RESULTS IN SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC SPACES.