Richard Johnson

In 1980, when Pulse Design Group (at the time called Wilson Johnson Associates) got its start, Dick Johnson was one of the founding partners. He had already been practicing architecture for 15 years with a good portion of those years spent focusing on healthcare architecture. So it was natural that the firm he and his partner founded would become a leader in the field. During his career, Dick has worked with over 45 healthcare systems on projects ranging from code consulting, finish upgrades and minor modifications to existing facilities, new facilities and master facility plans for entire hospitals. Some of those relationships span back through the majority of his career including working with Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Missouri since 1985.

Throughout his career, Dick has enjoyed being actively engaged in the changes occurring in the healthcare architecture and design environment. One aspect that he has taken particular interest in is the evolving energy code requirements and energy conservation efforts. He participated in a national design research endeavor conducted by AIA/Research Corporation and sponsored by the Department of Energy to assist in developing energy performance standards for new hospitals. He also just recently headed up the design team that won a national American Society of Healthcare Engineers Vista Award for the design and construction of a new Cardiovascular OR Addition and complete Central Utility Plant overhaul.

Affiliation + Registration

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
American Institue of Architects
American College of Healthcare Architects
American Society of Healthcare Engineers
Constructions Specifications Institute


Bachelors of Architecture + Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

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