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Johnston is excited to be providing project management and architectural design services for the new Holcombe Lab Expansion project in the Texas Medical Center for the City of Houston.

The new building — currently dubbed BSL-2 lab — will be adjacent to the existing lab at 2250 Holcombe Blvd. Once completed, the lab will be used to study emerging diseases in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control.


Johnston was happy to support and attend the Annual Holiday Lunch and Donation Drive today at Maggiano’s Little Italy. SMPS’s mission as it has been for over 30 years, was to raise money to help Casa de Esperanza de Los Ninos to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect for at-risk infants, children and their families by providing comprehensive residential and family support programs that transform people and communities.

The Johnston team had a great time at our Annual White Elephant Gift Exchange and Holiday Sweater Contest! We had lots of great food and we played a fun Christmas game where you had to guess Christmas words out of emojis as well! The White Elephant gift exchange is always fun and Bahareh won the sweater contest with Richard and Tonya coming in close at 2nd and 3rd. Looking forward to the next one!


Thanksgiving Potluck


Johnston celebrated Thanksgiving early by bringing back our annual potluck luncheon. It was such a great turnout and fun to try everyone’s delicious dishes, visit and we even played a few games!

Johnston would like to congratulate Lori Hernandez, CPD for receiving her Certified Plumbing Design (CPD) certification! The CPD program is the only international credential for engineers and designers of plumbing systems. It sets the standard for leadership within the industry and provides formal recognition of outstanding professionals with advanced skills in the design and specification of plumbing systems.

Johnston is excited to finalize Phase 6.1 of the Harris Health System Emergency Center Upgrades and Renovations for Ben Taub Hospital. This newly renovated space will provide additional capacity, improve workflow efficiency, increase patient privacy and satisfaction, improve the community perception of the facility and bring the existing space into compliance with current code and regulatory requirements, understanding the vision for the future.

Please join Johnston in welcoming Natalia Calle as Senior Design Professional, Architecture. As a Senior Design Professional, Natalie will coordinate and/or undertake the design development, production, and delivery of complex architectural projects as a member of the project design team or on own projects. Natalia specializes in healthcare architecture and graduated from La Gran Colombia University. Johnston is very excited to have her as part of the team!

Please join Johnston in welcoming Bahareh Sattari as Design Professional, Architecture. As a Design Professional, Bahareh will work with the Project Architect and Project Manager and as a member of the project design team to coordinate the design development, production, and delivery of projects. Bahareh graduated from the University of Guilan in Iran and has six years of experience. Johnston is very excited to have her as part of the team!

Please join Johnston in welcoming Cynthia Bell as Office Manager. Cynthia is responsible for the smooth operation of the office by coordinating office support services, including purchasing and facilities management. She is also the “face” and voice of the company for our clients, visitors, and callers. Johnston is very excited to have her as part of the team!

With over 20 years’ experience, Bolkar has entered many design award competitions receiving first place in two of them! Bolkar graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master of Architecture. Johnston is very excited to have him as part of the team!

News:   2021