News From Johnsrud Architects

Featured Project: Materials Testing Facility
Johnsrud Architects is pleased to announce the completion of a fast-track materials science research and development center.

This design-build project focused on the R&D portion of a consolidation effort for a global building materials company. The project included fit-out of an existing office building to create 28,000 SF of flexible labs appropriate for contemporary materials science and 12,000 SF of collaborative office space. The design team was able to incorporate materials manufactured by the client into the design to achieve sustainability goals. Continue reading...

Promotion: John Natsis to Principal/Owner
Johnsrud Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of John Natsis to Principal. John joined Johnsrud Architects in 1995 as the firm’s first employee and has proven himself consistently throughout the years as a leader in facility planning, design, and project management and a mentor to his colleagues.

With over 25 years of experience and in his new role as Principal, John will continue to ensure proven results in all phases of projects, spanning from science and technology to administrative workspace, providing hands-on leadership to our projects and support to our clients. John has a natural desire to seek and understand new technologies, processes, systems, and trends, and this will only continue to enhance his role within the firm, as well as the firm’s overall capabilities. John’s expanding responsibilities will include: leadership focus on new technologies and techniques for improving services and the design-build process, business development for new and expanding markets, and will work closely with Charlie Johnsrud, Principal and CEO, in the overall management of the firm, pushing and developing the firm’s strategic vision into the future. Continue reading...

Featured Project: Project Sparta
Johnsrud Architects is excited to announce the completion of a monumental achievement for a hyper-tracked, multi-campus project.

The project included the construction and relocation of over 60,000 SF of life sciences, laboratory administrative space, and site improvements. The project schedule was accelerated to enable the client to vacate an entire campus without any lease penalty extensions. Within the project timeline, the program defined and aligned key business-driven workflow adjacencies, taking one campus and redistributing the functions across two. Meanwhile, enabling moves were defined, aligned, and executed in a critical, strategic logic. Continue reading...

Featured Project: R&D Alternative Workspace
Johnsrud Architects is proud to announce the completion of a substantial achievement for a fast-tracked Workplace Innovation project supporting corporate Alternative Workspace initiatives.

The project assessed corporate guidelines to create a variety of flexible gathering and workspaces for laboratory staff. The project area was divided into two functional areas: a quiet “heads down” space and a “collaborative” open meeting area. This new alternative workspace environment includes a café-style kitchenette, flexible open meeting space, collaborative seating and workspaces; multiple meeting spaces, a media-scape room, and multiple private quiet rooms. Our services included programming with senior leadership teams and R&D representatives, design, and construction administration of 3,000 SF of innovative administrative workspaces. Continue reading...

Featured Project: Malvern Cafe
Johnsrud Architects is excited to announce the completion of a cafeteria renovation that redefined its functionality to promote gathering, socialization, and liveliness during off-peak hours.

This project began as an assessment to define the most appropriate approach to upgrading existing office buildings. Cost estimates and design concepts were developed to evaluate the return on investment and impact for the Main Lobby, the Office areas and the cafeteria. Continue reading...