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Johnston Volunteers at Kid’s Meals

Doing our part for the community we live in and work in is very important to Johnston. On Friday, we had a team at Kids’ Meal, where Johnston volunteers created trail mix to be included in healthy bagged lunches prepared for preschool-aged children. Kids’ Meals has given more than 10.3 million free meals to food insecure children in 46 zip codes in Harris County and Montgomery County since 2006. – Way to go Team Johnston!

Johnston Welcomes Sara Luay, Design Professional

Please join Johnston in welcoming Sarah Luay as Design Professional, Architecture. Sarah has extensive experience in interior design, resolving complex design issues with innovative and practical solutions, and construction administration. Sarah graduated from Petra University with a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering. Johnston is very excited to have her as part of the team!

Kristina Orru Attends Houston SMPS Event

Senior Marketing Coordinator Kristina Orru attended the SMPS Houston Complete Community: Panel Discussion + Networking event. A group of panelists from Houston Parks Board, Waller County Precinct 3, Houston Public Works, and Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County discussed what goes into city planning, transportation, flood mitigation, and more for the infrastructure of the Greater Houston area.

Kristina also serves as Communications Director for the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Houston chapter. SMPS is a group of marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms.

Johnston believes in professional and career development for its employees and that is why Johnston is a proud sponsor of SMPS Houston.

Johnston Volunteers at Houston Food Bank

Doing our part for the community we live in and work in is very important to Johnston. On Friday, June 17th we had a team at the Houston Food Bank, where Johnston volunteers sorted through pallets of donated food to clean the items and check for expiration dates. Our volunteers sorted through 35 pallets of boxes, which equates to 29,000 LBS of food, creating 24,800 meals – way to go Team Johnston!

Johnston Team Volunteers at the Houston Food Bank

Doing our part for the community we live in and work in is very important to Johnston. On Friday, June 17th we had a team at the Houston Food Bank, where Johnston volunteers sorted through pallets of donated food to clean the items and check for expiration dates. Our volunteers sorted through 35 pallets of boxes, which equates to 29,000 LBS of food, creating 24,800 meals – way to go Team Johnston!

Paula Gaviria and David Attard Presented at TAHFM

Paula Gaviria, Director of Healthcare Architecture for Johnston and David Attard MS, PMP, PgMP, Senior Vice President of Facilities, Construction and Systems Engineering for Harris Health System were selected to be presenters at this year’s Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management (TAHFM) conference held in Houston, Texas. Their presentation focused on Renovations In Occupied Acute Facilities.

When lives are at stake and precision is paramount, successfully renovating an occupied healthcare facility requires true balance. Learning to navigate through complex challenges, maintaining consistent communication, and providing innovative solutions unlock the secret to success for all stakeholders in any project. Attendees also heard about the challenges and the innovative solutions that were used in the renovation of Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Emergency Center Level 1 Trauma Center to create efficient flow within the department and with the rest of the hospital.

Johnston Welcomes Rich Elwood as Director of Management

Please join us in welcoming Rich Elwood, Director of Management to Johnston. Rich has over 22 years of experience managing the Construction Programs Division for Harris County where his division was responsible for overseeing many of Harris County construction projects. We are excited Rich is with Johnston and look forward to the growth of his department.

Sam Houston State University Presidential Walk Open to the Public

Johnston was excited to work on the Presidential Walk for Sam Houston State University. The University desired to transform the old stairway path between the Thomason Building and Evan’s Complex into a more prominent pathway and courtyard. Johnston provided project management and civil engineering, including design and drainage solutions for the new courtyard. Upon commencement of the project, it was determined that there were some drainage challenges in this small, tight site. Johnston worked with The Arkitex Studio, Inc and Venturi Engineers LLC to redesign the project with new drainage solutions. As a result, the new courtyard is not only beautiful, but safe and functional as well.

City of Pasadena Municipal Courts Building Open For Business

Johnston is proud to have provided Architectural and MEP Engineering services for the new City of Pasadena Municipal Court Building. The one-story, 24,000 SF building features a classic brick façade and domed cupola creating a distinctive landmark element visible from surrounding major thoroughfares. The interior of the building boasts a two-story public concourse with clerestory windows that allows natural light to radiate through the space.

The new courthouse design improves public access, provides greater security, and consolidates court operations. The courthouse is located across the street from City Hall in an effort to centralize the local government offices. This project reinforces Pasadena’s commitment to better serving the community by adding efficiency and a sense of pride for residents.
Geoffrey Lyon – Photographer

Johnston Completes MRI Suite at LBJ Hospital

Johnston recently provided Architecture and MEP engineering services for the renovation of the MRI Suite at LBJ Hospital for Harris Health System. This renovation includes the relocation of the existing Liebert Unit in the equipment room, relocation of the toilet room and dressing room, reconfiguration of the entry suite and modifications to the existing interior finishes and upgrades to the MEP infrastructure.

 
News:   2021