Michael Johnson is an architectural designer from New Orleans, Louisiana.  He is expected to graduate from Harvard Graduate School of Design with a post-professional Master in Architecture degree in May 2016 and received his Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University.  He has over two years of professional experience working at a variety of firms in New Orleans and Boston.  Michael volunteers as a lead designer at a non-profit architectural design company called Samanhaus and is currently designing an orphanage in Jacmel, Haiti.  He spent numerous summers working with a master carpenter and general contractor on residential construction in New Orleans.  Michael was awarded the Heffernan International Travel Grant in 2015, the Architectural Research Centers Consortium King Medal in 2012, and the best Design-Build Award at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center in 2011.  His projects have been published in GSD Platform 8, Sucker Punch Daily, and Super//Architects.