This house was built for a family of four who value sustainability and energy efficiency.
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Ellen Mirro joined The Johnson Partnership in April 2005 as an intern, and is now a Historic Architect and Architectural Historian. Ellen is involved with all phases of architectural design work. Her responsibilities include working with clients, preparing measured drawings, permit drawings, computer modeling and visualization, project management, and site observation. She has been involved in both residential projects and small commercial projects.
Ellen also works on historic evaluation and preservation projects. She has practical experience both recommending and implementing the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation. Ellen has obtained Certificates of Approval from the Seattle Landmarks Board for projects in Historic Districts as well as individually landmarked buildings. Ellen meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Historic Architecture with her degrees in both Art History and Architecture, along with her state license to practice architecture. Ellen assists with historic resource services, writing SEPA Appendix A reports and writing and presenting Landmark Nomination reports to the City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board.
Ellen received her Bachelor of Art History from the University of California at Santa Cruz (1996), and her Master of Architecture from the University of Washington (2002), after participating in study abroad programs in Rome, Cuba, and Mexico.
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Katie joined the Johnson Partnership in 2014. She helps with the development of historical resources reports at all stages, from initial proposal to final proofreading. She conducts archival and internet research, and from that data constructs histories of individual buildings, neighborhoods, architects, and other significant persons. She manages our social media channels, produces promotional material, and maintains our online project portfolios. She also copyedits all written material produced by the firm; as such, she accepts responsibility for any and all typos or infelicities on this website.
Katie received a Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing from the Helen Zell Writers Program at the University of Michigan, where she also taught undergraduate argumentative and creative writing, and held a Zell Postgraduate Fellowship. She has previously worked as an advertising copywriter, bookseller, and cheesemonger. A native of the Roosevelt/Ravenna neighborhood, she received a BA in English from the University of Washington and attended Roosevelt High School, just around the corner from our office. Her interests include books, dogs, sewing, and making (and eating) pickles. She is licensed to sell cheese in all 50 states.
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Audrey joined The Johnson Partnership in 2018 shortly after receiving her Master of Architecture from the University of Washington. Audrey works on all phases of design, from modeling as-built structures and assisting with permit drawings to on-site project management. She also works on historic resources projects by conducting archival research, writing historic reports, and assisting with presentations to the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board.
Audrey received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL. Her thesis project at University of Washington was the design for a lava-resilient, multi-generational housing community in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is working towards becoming a licensed architect.
Before settling in Seattle, Audrey lived in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Massachusetts, Hawaii, and Georgia. She enjoys building oversized, indestructible furniture, painting, and getting lost in foreign countries.
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Larry E. Johnson formed the Johnson Partnership in 1979. He has a diverse background in community and regional planning, residential and commercial architecture, historic preservation, and project management, as well as a continuing interest in architectural history and design. Larry enjoys working with local craftsmen and artisans, as well as advising his clients to help them obtain their best value for their budgets. He is also recognized as one of the more knowledgeable architects in Seattle regarding Craftsman/Arts & Crafts design.
Larry is a Seattle native and is committed preserving this region’s cultural heritage. He is active in various national, regional, and local preservation organizations. He served as past Chair for the Seattle Chapter A.I.A. Historic Resources Committee and past Chair of the Ballard Avenue Historic District. Larry has been serving on the Historic Seattle PDA Council. Larry also provides historic resources consulting. See the Environmental Planning and Historic Resources Services pages for representative projects.
Larry enjoys reading and fly-fishing. On weekends he will likely be found somewhere near or on the water – fishing, boating, or just looking at old wooden boats. Larry received his Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning (1971), and Master of Architecture (1976), both at the University of Washington. He is licensed for Architecture in Washington (1980) and Hawaii (1983).
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Steve Campbell joined The Johnson Partnership in May 2001. Prior to joining the Johnson Partnership he was an associate at the residential architectural firm of Lane Williams Architects in Seattle, and was a Project Manager in the Construction Management department of Northwest Hospital in Seattle where he designed medical projects as well as representing the hospital during construction. At The Johnson Partnership, Steve is involved in all phases of a project from schematic design through construction. His architectural interests include exploring the use of computers and 3D modeling to improve architectural design. He also is interested in the exploration of sustainable design and architecture.
Steve’s interests outside work include bicycling, and remodeling his house. He and his wife recently purchased a tandem, and are planning a cycling trip to Italy. They currently have no plans for purchasing matching jerseys.
Steve received his Bachelor of Architecture, at the University of Cincinnati, School of Architecture and Interior Design (1990). He is licensed for Architecture in Washington (2007).
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Howard Miller joined The Johnson Partnership in April 1994, as a registered architect. He contributes experience and knowledge in many types and styles of architectural design. Howard is involved in all phases of architectural projects from initial client contact through construction completion. With a strong belief in client contribution, contextual design, and functionality, Howard applies his skills in computer modeling and both computer and hand drafting methods to produce distinctive, high-quality architecture.
Howard’s skills include furniture design, woodworking, painting, and ceramics. He continues to volunteer with a local service group (FIAT) that strives to help the underserved in the Seattle area. He is also an enthusiastic husband, sailor, and skier.
Howard received his Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University, School of Architecture, Art, & Planning (1988). He is licensed for Architecture in Washington (1992), and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) since 1993.
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