Dr. Rick Johnson | D.M.

Dr. Rick Johnson | D.M.

Practitioner | Consultant | Educator


Dr. Johnson specializes in the architecture, engineering, and construction professions. He has established a high level subject matter expertise in management and science, which includes program & project management on a global scale. As an inducted presidential member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), he has also evolved his leadership skills to a recognized national level and is a full member of the NSLS with commitment to leadership growth, service, and activity. As an academic and scientific journal reviewer for the Academy of Management and an editor and reviewer for the Journal of Business and Management Sciences and the American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Dr. Johnson is gaining expert insight on matters of industry and academia collectively as viewed by other practitioners, scholars, and scientists.

Professional Experience

Work History

Principal Consultant

2013 - Present
Johnson Professionals, Inc.

Provide consulting services, advice, and recommendations on matters of management issues and processes - Design, streamline, and implement project management best practices related to PM processes application - Develop and implement BIM related programs for projects related to architecture, engineering & construction

Senior Technical Designer

2013 - 2013

Developed construction documents for large scale commercial and sports and entertainment facilities for international clients such as United States Tennis Association’s Arthur Ashe stadium and the Daytona International Speedway facilities. All work was modeled in 3D using BIM tools such as Revit Architecture and Navisworks Manage for design and CD documentation. Other CAD programs such as AutoCAD were also used as part of standard practice.

Manager, Building Information Modeling Services

2008 - 2013
IBI Group

Manage & administer applicable BIM related services for design and CD documentation using BIM applications, which includes facilities such as industrial, automotive, commercial, municipal and institutional - Work daily on BIM projects with all AEC disciplines (Arch, Struc, Mech, Elec, Civil, Industrial, Contractor) utilizing Revit, Navisworks, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Civil 3D, Kerkythea, Sketchup, Photoshop - Development of construction documents with the use of Revit Architecture, Structure, MEP and AutoCAD - Provide BIM and Revit direction and project leadership for in-house and regional staff on an ongoing basis - Develop office-wide BIM/CAD standards along with research of new technology and industry implementations

Architectural Designer

2006 - 2008

Utilize Revit Architecture BIM technology for design and documentation of healthcare facilities [hospitals, medical centers, labs] as well as retail and commercial projects - Work daily on design projects with other lead design architects [using Revit, Microstation XM, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Kerkythea, Sketchup, Photoshop] - Development of total working drawing sets for construction documents including, but not limited to code research, specialized plans, elevations, building & detail sections, sketches, concepts, and massing studies - CAD management and coordination on individually assigned projects and tasks

Project Manager & Designer

2004 - 2006
Hamilton Anderson Associates, Inc

Proposal development and project planning, which included drafting of scope of services for professional services contract – including budget projections, schedules, resource requirements, direct client relations to ensure meeting budget, schedule and performance criteria, and stakeholder management and project budget monitoring - CD development of residential and commercial building projects [new construction and renovation] - Construction documents development on casino projects such as MGM Detroit Grand Casino as well as the initial pre-design and programming on the Las Vegas City Center project

Project Manager

2002 - 2004
Madison-Madison International, Arch.

Managed development of total construction documents including programming, code research, CAD management, network administration, and client relations on a daily basis to ensure meeting budget, schedule, and performance criteria on numerous projects simultaneous (Super bowl XL Program) - Construction Management – Procurement of GC’s, Contractor pay apps, cert. for payments - Proposal Development, RFP’s, RFQ’s, RFI’s, RFCO’s, CO’s, and drafting of scope of professional services



Doctor of Management (DM)

2012 - 2015
Colorado Technical University

Specialty Area: Project Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2011 - 2012
Colorado Technical University

Specialty Area: Executive Management

Bachelor of Science (BSBA)

2010 - 2011
Colorado Technical University

Specialty Area: Business Administration - Project Management

Master of Science (MS) Program

2009 - 2010
Lawrence Technological University

Specialty Area: Architectural Engineering

Michigan Citizen Planner Certificate (MCP)

2008 - 2009
Michigan State University

Specialty Area: Land Planning

Bachelor of Science (BS) Program

2000 - 2002
Lawrence Technological University

Specialty Area: Architecture

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

1991 - 1993
Lansing Community College

Specialty Area: Architecture



Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA)

2009 - Present
Construction Specifications Institute

Construction Documents Technologist (CDT)

2008 - Present
Construction Specifications Institute

LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

2008 - Present
U.S. Green Building Council / Green Building Certification Institute

Licensed/Registered Residential Builder (RB)

2005 - Present
State of Michigan

Council Record

2001 - Present
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards