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Paul Johnston Architect

Position: Associate

I was primarily responsible for the design, coordination and production of detailed construction drawings and project development for various projects at all phases of development. This includes: Design Development, Construction Drawing production and on and off site construction administration. The projects I worked on were usually either social housing renovations and restorations for Toronto Community Housing and City of Toronto, or Transit related projects for GO Transit.

Additionally I was responsible for all of the network and I.T. maintenance and upkeep in the office, including the construction of 4 new workstations, employee domain-based email account setups, cloud-based file exchanges for large file transfers, software and hardware error troubleshooting, regular server maintenance and backup, and website development and maintenance.

Sample Projects

GO Transit – Service Counter Design Standard

Responsibilities: Design Development to stringent branding, ergonomic, useability and constructability standards, Construction Drawing production, liaising with GO Transit project coordinator, 3D visualization of design iterations and final design in situ.

Drawing Samples

GO Transit – Square One Park and Ride

Responsibilities: 3D visualizations of completed building in situ; Integration of new service counter standard into existing design, with the addition of 1 service counter to overall design, revising all construction drawings and material selections for revised GO Transit branding scheme; Off-site construction administration including drawing and issuance of all construction changes, liasing with GO Transit project coordinator and on-site construction manager.

Drawing Samples

Construction Images

GO Transit – Mimico Tunnel Entrance Concept

Responsibilities: Lead Architectural Design Development and impact study for tunnel entrance pavilion with regards to land acquisition, ease of access and expense of various accessibility options, strict GO Train design clearances and branding aesthetics; Production of 3D visuals of design concept in situ.

GO Transit – Downsview Park Station (Sheppard West Station)

Responsibilities: Lead Architectural Design Development; Construction Drawing production; Liaising with GO Transit project coordinator and Consultant project manager; 3D visualizations of progressive design iterations and final design in situ.

Drawing Samples

Toronto Community Housing – 75 Tandridge Common Area Accessibility Improvements

Responsibilities: Full site survey of common areas, Architectural Design Development for accessibility improvements throughout all common areas, Construction drawing production and revisions, 3D visualizations of potential new common area space and possible ‘expanded scope’ entrance re-design.


Drawing Samples

City of Toronto – 320 Horner Seniors Centre Accessibility Improvements

Responsibilities: Construction Management of project, drawing and issuance of all construction changes, liaising with contractor’s on-site construction manager and project coordinator, and client project managers to ensure all changes adhered to strict budgetary limits.

Construction Images

Completion Images

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