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Curriculum Vitae - Ferdinand S. Johns, Architect, FAIA, DPACSA
1348 Polnell Road
Oak Harbor WA 98277
Architect/Planner/Design Associate; over 300 buildings and planning projects since 1973
Registered Architect since 1973; NCARB Certified; active registration in MT; inactive FL, VA, MD
Principal, Ferdinand S. Johns, Architect; Bozeman MT, 1992-pres.
Ferdinand S. Johns Studio/Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects, Annapolis MD, 1990-92
Senior Design Architect, Bignell-Watkins Architects, P.A.; Annapolis MD, 1988-90
Principal, Archipelagos, Inc.; Annapolis MD & Hilton Head SC, 1975-88
Principal, Commonwealth Architects and Planners, Inc.; Sarasota FL, 1973-75
Academic Qualifications, Experience and Awards
Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Montana State University, 2007-pres
ACSA Distinguished Professor of Architecture, 2007-pres
Montana State University President’s Excellence in Service Learning Award, 2006
Montana State University School of Architecture Faculty Achievement Award, 2005-2006
Montana State University President’s Excellence in Teaching Award, 2005
MSU Alumni Association/Bozeman Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence, 2000
Who’s Who among America’s Teachers, 1998
Phi Kappa Phi University Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Creative Activity: Montana State University, 1997
Honorary Member MSU Chapter Tau Sigma Delta , 1995
Mortar Board Professor, Montana State University, October 1994
Associate/Full Professor of Architecture, Montana State University, 1992-2007
Founding Director, Univ. of Maryland Center for Architectural Design and Research, 1978-87
Director of Design Studies, University of Maryland School of Architecture, 1979-87
Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Maryland, 1977-87
Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Oklahoma, 1975-77
Master of Science, Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University, 1975
ODK, Alpha Rho Chi, TILKA, Raven Society, Thirteen Society
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Virginia, 1971
Bachelor of Arts, Hampden-Sydney College, 1963
Design Awards, Competition Awards and Design Recognitions
Seventeen AIA Design Awards (incl. National AIA Award for Regional and Urban Design)
Three National Design Competition Awards/Citations, urban and architectural design
Two First Awards in Invited National Urban Design/Development Competitions
Various other community and governmental citations for design excellence
Tau Sigma Delta Silver Medal for Distinction in Architecture, Montana State Chapter, 2010 Seattle AIA Committee on the Environment “What makes it Green? /Top Ten” Sustainability Competition, Honorable Mention, Montana State University Master Plan (with Mike Everts, AIA -- Client: MSU Facilities Planning --Consultant: Ayers Saint Gross), 2008
Sonoran Institute “Best of the Northern Rockies” Award: Chippewa/Cree Reservation 50 Year Master Plan, Havre MT, 2007
National AIA Award for Regional and Urban Design: Chippewa/Cree Reservation 50 Year Master Plan (with Allison Orr & MSU CDC), Havre MT, 2006
Montana Chapter AIA Design Award: A Montana House (with Beth Johns), Bozeman MT, 1996 International Planning and Urban Design Competition Award of Merit: St. Vincent’s/Silviera New Town Competition, San Raphael CA, 1993
Florida Solar Energy Center Merit Award: Affordable Energy Efficient Home Design Competition, Florida Prototype, FL, 1991
Chesapeake Bay AIA Design Award: Greystone Office Building, Annapolis, MD, 1989 Connecticut AIA/ Fairfield 2000 Citation: National Affordable Housing Competition(with Bignell-Watkins Architects: popular vote winner), Greenwich CT, 1988
Chesapeake Bay AIA Chapter Design Award: Campus Postal Facility, University of Maryland, College Park MD, 1988
HUD IYSH Certificates of Recognition (3): Bates Place Affordable Housing (built); Allegany County Research Houses (built); Low-Cost Housing Prototype (unbuilt), MD, 1987
Baltimore Magazine /Baltimore Chapter AIA Award for Distinguished Residential Architecture: Bates Place Affordable Housing, Annapolis MD, 1987
Chesapeake Bay Chapter AIA Design Award: Bates Place Housing, Annapolis MD, 1987
Chesapeake Bay Chapter AIA Design Award: Friedman Residence, Annapolis MD, 1987
Hilton Head Chapter AIA Design Award: Suddath Residence, Hilton Head SC, 1986
Hilton Head Chapter AIA Design Award: Bankers Trust, Hilton Head SC, 1986
Town of Hilton Head Golden Palmetto Award for Design Excellence: Sea Pines Center, Hilton Head SC, 1986
Maryland Society AIA Design Award: Windmill Harbour Sports Club, Hilton Head SC, 1986
Maryland Society AIA Design Award: Campus Mail Facility, Univ. of Maryland, 1986
Chesapeake Bay Chapter AIA Design Award: Bankers Trust, Hilton Head SC, 1986
Chesapeake Bay Chapter AIA Design Award: Niefeld Center, Annapolis MD, 1985
Chesapeake Bay Chapter AIA Design Award: Windmill Harbour Sports Club, Hilton Head SC, 1985
South Carolina AIA Design Award: Windmill Harbour Sports Club, Hilton Head SC, 1985 Rosemary Square (Chapel Hill NC): invited Urban Design Competition, Winner (Archipelagos with Philip Sostek, Architect & Charles Fraser, Developer) 1985.
Winston Salem Gateway: invited Urban Design Competition, Winner (Archipelagos with Charles Fraser, Developer) 1984.
Selected Research Projects/Invited Lectures/Articles/Publications
“Rocky Boy’s reservation Plan Works to Conserve as Much Land as Possible”, by Sam Western, NEWWEST e-magazine www.newwest.net 11428, October 2006
“AIA Award Winning Reservation 50 Year Plan”, article and editorial by Nora Trulsson, SOURCES AND DESIGN magazine, Mar/Apr, 2006
“Eight Projects Receive 2005 Regional and Urban Design Awards”, AIA Architect, 13 Jan2006 Chippewa Cree Reservation Plan, article/progress report, Havre Daily News, 25 Nov 2005.
“Chippewa Cree Reservation Master Plan: Interpreting the Dream”, 43th International Making Cities Livable Conference, Carmel CA, February 2005
Book Chapter, “Sustainable Urbanity in a Powerful but Fragile Landscape”, in Future Forms and Design for Sustainable Cities edited by Mike Jenks, Architectural Press, Elvesier Limited, Oxford UK, 2005
“Rocky Boy’s Chippewa Cree Master Plan”, CAA Research and Creativity Grant, Montana State University, Fall 2004
“Sustainable Tourism versus the American Dream”, Sixth Symposium of the International Urban Planning and Environmental Association, Louisville KY, September 2004
“Patient Search or Paint-by-Number”, 40th International Making Cities Livable Conference, London UK, June 2004
“Sustainable Tourism and the American West”, Scholarship and Creativity Grant for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Montana State University, Spring 2004
“In Praise of the Dumb Idea”, International ISUF Conference on “The Planned City 2", Trani, Italy, Summer 2003
“Exploration of New and Old Urbanism in North America”, public lecture, School of Architecture Montana State University, Spring 2003
“Alternative Development Strategies for Manhattan MT”, 36th Making Cities Beautiful International Conference, Santa Fe NM, Spring 2003 (Invited)
“Sustainable Cities of the Future in Western America”, Fifth Symposium of the International Urban Planning and Environmental Association, Oxford, UK, Fall 2002
“Sustainable Western Communities”, 33rd International Making Cities Beautiful Conference, St. Augustine FL, Spring 2002
“J. B Jackson and the American Landscape”, national Land Use Conference: Session Moderator, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM, 1998
Investigations in Regionalism, Creative Activities grant, College of Arts and Architecture, Montana State University, Bozeman MT, 1997
ARCHITECT & BUILDER magazine, Awards Issue, Fall 1997.
“Affordable Housing for Montana”: Conference and AIA Tele-conference, w/Ralph Bennett and Ron Hess, Montana State University, Bozeman MT, 1995-96
“Campus Open Space Study”, Montana State University, Campus Planning Office, Bozeman, MT, 1994
“Redesigning a Western Town”, EDITORIALE d’ARCHITETTURA, architectural journal, Avezzanno, Italy, N.11, 1994, feature article, pp.42-44.
Johns Residence, Bozeman: EDITORIALE d’ARCHITETTURA, architectural journal, Avezzanno, Italy, photos, text, and drawings, Winter 1994
St. Vincent’s/ Silviera Land Use Plan: COMPETITIONS magazine, winter 1993, feature article on seven national competition winning submissions, photos/text.
Bates Place Houses: selected case study, National AIA Affordable Housing publication one of 25 case studies selected nationally, 1992
Gateway Plaza: case study in DESIGN PRESENTATION, 2nd Edition, by Ernest Burden, McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1992, drawings by office p.51.
WOOD REFERENCE HANDBOOK, Canadian Wood Council, 1991, photos, pp.22 and 227. Niefeld Center and Lowe Residence, excellence in wood construction.
“Recent Work”, invited lecture on own work, Delaware Society of Architects, Wilmington DE, 1990.
“Single Parent Affordable Housing Design”, invited lecturer, 1989 National Conference,
The Enterprise Foundation, Baltimore MD, 1989.
“Residential Architecture of Washington Area Architects”, invited lecture on own work, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 1989.
“Residential Design and Energy Efficiency”, lectures/workshops, Maryland Department of Energy, 1988/89.
Campus Communications Center Programming Study (with Ralph Bennett), University of Maryland Department of Communications, 1988.
SCAIA Review of Architecture 86/87/88, South Carolina AIA, photos/text pp. 16,17,32,46,47. Windmill Harbour Sports Center (Merit Award)
Queen Isabella Causeway (project), NCNB Branch Bank.
BALTIMORE MAGAZINE, photo/text May 1987, Bates Place Houses: Distinctive Residential Architecture Awards issue
Affordable Housing Site Study for Damascus MD, Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission, 1986.
Low-Cost Single Family Prototype, Maryland Department of Economic and Community Development, 1986.
Two Research Houses, Maryland Department of Economic and Community Development, 1984-85 (constructed in Allegany County).
Low-Cost Energy Efficient Housing Study, Maryland Department of Economic and Community Development, 1983-84
National Colonial Farm Master Plan (with John and Catherine Hill), Accokeek Foundation, Inc., 1979
Pocomoke City MD, Central Business District Revitalization Study, Maryland Dept. of Economic and Community Development, 1980
Berlin MD, Central Business District Revitalization Study, Maryland Dept. of Economic and Community Development, 1980
Oakland MD, Central Business District Revitalization Study, Maryland Dept. of Economic and Community Development, 1980
Frostburg MD, Central Business District Revitalization Study, Maryland Dept. of Economic and Community Development, 1980
Princess Anne MD Central Business District Revitalization Study, Wye Foundation, Inc., 1980
Professional and Community Service
Architectural consultant, Pilgrim Congregational Church, 1997-present
Affordable Energy Efficient Houses for Montana, Montana DOC publication, 2003
For Parks Citizens Committee: Design Consultant, Spring 2001
Billings MT Planning Charrette: Team Leader, Fall 2000
Little Bighorn Community College Master Plan Charrette: Team Leader, Fall 1998
North Dakota Design Awards Judge: North Dakota State AIA, Bismark ND, 1994
Urban Design Workshop Leader, Butte, MT: invited by PROMO, 1993.
Urban Design Inventory; Townsend, MT: assisted Ralph Johnson w/ inventory, 1992.
Anne Arundel County Affordable Housing Coalition: CBC AIA Representative, 1990-92.
National AIA Search for Shelter: Maryland Area Representative, 1989-92.
Affordable Housing Charrette: Chesapeake Bay Chapter AIA Coordinator; Chestertown (1989) and Annapolis (1990).
National AIA Search for Shelter Charrette: Coordinator, Baltimore Chapter/U of MD, 1986.
HUD Task Force on Affordable Housing: Region III, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1985-87.
Red Flag Charrette, Sarasota FL, Gulf Coast Chapter, AIA: Charrette leader, AIA V.P., 1974
Board of Directors, International Making Cities Livable Conferences, elected 2005
Member, American Institute of Architects since 1973
Board of Directors, Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the AIA, 1988-90.
Lieutenant, United States Navy. Served aboard USS Charles F. Adams (DDG2) from 1964 until 1967, in the Atlantic, North Atlantic, North Sea, Artic Ocean, Caribbean, and Mediterranean.