Fritz Johnson's core group runs a distinguished architectural practice based in the heart of Honolulu.
The design approach Fritz applies is focused on intelligent material choices married to environmentally adept formal strategies. He works in a style that plays with the opportunities and challenges presented by the local climate and that reflects the international cultural influences of the people who today call Hawaii home.
Before founding his own studio, Fritz was a designer with NBBJ in Seattle. There he worked on a variety of large, mixed-use projects on the west coast and throughout Asia. In 1997 he joined the renowned international firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in their New York headquarters, as an integral member of the design teams that worked on educational, commercial, entertainment, and hospitality projects throughout the United States.
Fritz's current influences include the west coast modernism of Richard Neutra and John Lautner and the clear, refined work of Singapore-based Australian architect Kerry Hill. Like the architects he most admires, Fritz is motivated by a passionate desire to build in a way that is both of its time and that is rooted in its place.