Ralph Johnson, AIA, APA
Director of the School of Architecture
phone: (406) 994-4650
Professor Johnson has taught at Montana State University since 1986. He is a licensed architect and active member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Planning Association. His research and creativity activities have focused on architectural design, urban and rural design as well as contemporary architectural theory. He is the recipient of over 25 teaching, architectural and urban design awards and has received over $250,000 in funded research for community design and development over the past ten years. His book, Building form the Best of the Northern Rockies, articulates Professor Johnson's sustainable planning principles and illustrates, through case studies, many of the successes that have been achieved throughout the Northern Rockies. In addition to his teaching, research and publication related to sustainable communities Professor Johnson served as the Director of the Burton K. Wheeler Center for Public Policy at Montana State University. The Center focuses on educating Montanan's relative to contemporary issues and the public policy strategies with the potential to address these issues.