Johnston Welcomes Alejandro Jimenez As Commissioning Agent

Please join us in welcoming Alejandro Jimenez to Johnston’s team as Commissioning Agent! As Commissioning Agent, Alejandro will lead projects with a systematic approach that will ensure all building systems are properly installed, function correctly, and are operated as intended. Alejandro graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Johnston is very excited to have him as part of our newly created Commissioning team!

Johnston Welcomes Tyson Potter As New Commissioning Manager

Please join us in welcoming Tyson Potter to Johnston’s team as our new Commissioning Manager. Johnston is excited to be able to offer commissioning services to our clients. As Commissioning Manager, Tyson will work closely with lead contractors to ensure that the clients’ project meets the operational requirements of the client by overseeing the design, installation, testing, and maintenance of all components, materials, and systems. He also has experience in HVAC and plumbing design for commercial, residential, industrial, and public institutions. Johnston is very excited to have him as part of the team!

Sam Houston State University Presidential Walk Open to the Public

Johnston was excited to work on the Presidential Walk for Sam Houston State University. The University desired to transform the old stairway path between the Thomason Building and Evan’s Complex into a more prominent pathway and courtyard. Johnston provided project management and civil engineering, including design and drainage solutions for the new courtyard. Upon commencement of the project, it was determined that there were some drainage challenges in this small, tight site. Johnston worked with The Arkitex Studio, Inc and Venturi Engineers LLC to redesign the project with new drainage solutions. As a result, the new courtyard is not only beautiful, but safe and functional as well.

City of Pasadena Municipal Courts Building Open For Business

Johnston is proud to have provided Architectural and MEP Engineering services for the new City of Pasadena Municipal Court Building. The one-story, 24,000 SF building features a classic brick façade and domed cupola creating a distinctive landmark element visible from surrounding major thoroughfares. The interior of the building boasts a two-story public concourse with clerestory windows that allows natural light to radiate through the space.

The new courthouse design improves public access, provides greater security, and consolidates court operations. The courthouse is located across the street from City Hall in an effort to centralize the local government offices. This project reinforces Pasadena’s commitment to better serving the community by adding efficiency and a sense of pride for residents.
Geoffrey Lyon – Photographer

Johnston Completes MRI Suite at LBJ Hospital

Johnston recently provided Architecture and MEP engineering services for the renovation of the MRI Suite at LBJ Hospital for Harris Health System. This renovation includes the relocation of the existing Liebert Unit in the equipment room, relocation of the toilet room and dressing room, reconfiguration of the entry suite and modifications to the existing interior finishes and upgrades to the MEP infrastructure.

Sirine Zeitoune Promoted to Director of Finance

We are happy to announce the promotion of Sirine Zeitoune to Director of Finance. Sirine will continue to oversee the management of the company’s financial, accounting, budgeting, planning and tax strategies for the company. She has shown exemplary skill in solving difficult financial challenges with resilience, critical thinking and creativity. She takes ownership of our financial health by providing leadership and a voice which advocates for good financial management and profitability

Catlin Braatan Promoted to Human Resources Coordinator

Please join us in congratulating Catlin Braaten on her well-deserved promotion to Human Resources Coordinator! Cat has always been such a valuable member of the Johnston team – she is the first person new employees meet and she fully embodies the Johnston culture. “It’s so rewarding and exciting to be part of this growing company! No day is ever the same.”

Joe Velasco Promoted to Senior Team Leader, Plumbing

Joe has been with Johnston for 3 years and has over 15 years of experience and a thorough knowledge of plumbing systems and regulatory codes. He has engineered plumbing systems for projects on all sizes for clients including ISD’s and County buildings. His commitment to project success and expertise in MEP design make him a valuable member of the Johnston team.

Darren Lafferty

Johnston would like to welcome Darren Lafferty to the Program Management department as a program manager! Darren attended Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology. Darren has over 20 years of experience managing large accounts, projects, and sales and development teams. Most recently in his career, Darren has served as a road and bridge inspector for Harris County. Johnston is excited to have him as we continue expanding our Program Management team!

Welcome, Darren!

Welcome, Akin Makinde

Please join us in welcoming Akin Makinde, MSc. CEng PMP CSM to our program management department as Senior Program Manager! Akin has vast experience in strategic planning and execution and commercial contracts and program management. He has a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the Imperial College of Science and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Lagos. We are very excited to have him as we continue expanding our program management team!

Welcome, Akin!