Michael Johnson ASLA

Co-Director of Urban Design, SmithGroup

Michael Johnson is Director of Urban Design at SmithGroup. Michael's ability to understand and distill complex urban challenges spans catalytic global landscape architecture and urban design projects, innovative campus plans for top urban research universities and Fortune 500 companies, and large-scale mixed-use development efforts. Michael serves on the Board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation, where he advances the measurable role that placemaking and urban design can play in fostering healthy cities and supporting landscape and streetscape performance. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Ball State University, and a Master’s in Urban Design from the University of Michigan.