Johnson Oaklief Architecture and Planning was founded by Stevan Johnson in Seattle, 1987. JOAP is a full service architecture firm that works on a vast range of project types and sizes. The firm's core philosophy centers on finding imaginative, cost-effective solutions that meet high standards of design and amenity, emphasizing the creation of lasting, community-enhancing structures and meeting client expectations. JOAP also maintains strong relationships with local officials, engages in public commissions, and is well-versed in green building and LEED-certified projects.


  • Architecture
  • Master Planning
  • Community Leadership Engagement
  • Site Analysis Studies
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • LEED Development 

Design Values

  • Durable, Long-Term Value
  • Client-Focused
  • Sustainability
  • Climate Resilience
  • Enhancing Communities
  • Collaboration
  • Accessibility / Inclusion 


  • Multifamily / Mixed-Use
  • Medical Clinics / Institutional
  • Commercial Retail / Hospitality
  • Master Planning / Phasing
  • Historic Landmarks
  • Marine / Shoreline
  • Adaptive Reuse 

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