Kris JohnsonKris Johnson

Kris Johnson


Professional Registration:


University of Kansas, Bachelor of Architecture, 1990

Kris has been a design enthusiast since he was a child where he spent many hours creating sculptures and other art. As an adult, he pursued architecture seeing it as an interactive way for individuals to experience and live in good design. A self-described nuts and bolts guy, Kris also appreciates the technical side of designing.

Kris started his career in architecture as a former employee of SDG during the 1990s. By 1997, he started his own design and construction company where he worked on several residential properties throughout Topeka.

In 2018, Kris came back to SDG where he is part of a team that designs several retail and hospitality projects. He says the biggest changes to SDG include growth of the company and wide scope of projects the firm designs.

Kris is an active member of Fellowship Bible Church. He also supports Ducks Unlimited and is a member of the American Model Association.

Travel Bucket List:

​Sweden, Alaska, Angkor Wat, and Blawenburg, NJ because my Dutch ancestors founded it in 1657

Someone He Admires:

John Wesley because his of his ideals and philosophy

Life Philosophy:

Life is short, relish every moment and remember that is will be as tough as the battles that my veteran family members fought.

He Can't Resist:

Looking up when a plane flies overhead.

If He Weren't an Architect, He Would Be:  

A racing catamaran captain.

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