Richard Johnson began his education in the study of
Landscape Horticulture, then developed an interest in more abstract issues in
Horticulture, completing Masters of Science and Ph.D. degrees with theses
involved in commercial flower production.
He taught in the Horticulture department at Virginia Tech for several
years, with courses required for both Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
degrees. This awakened his
interest in Landscape Architecture and he returned to graduate school for a
Masters of Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard University in 1986, in
some sense exchanging the sciences for the arts. He was fortunate to work with several successful firms in
the Boston area on a wide range of public and private designs in the United
States and in Europe, making use of his horticulture background particularly in
complex planting projects. In 1995
he relocated to Cape Cod, working with Stephen Stimson Associates until late
2009, when he established his own firm.
Over these years of practice, he has developed particular interests in
landscape ecology and the development of projects in sensitive environmental
settings. More recently he has
become interested in interior plantings and their impact on the workplace experience.
- BS, Cornell University
- PHD, University of Minnesota, Duluth
- MS, North Carolina State University
- MLA, Harvard University