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Acknowledgments and Appreciation


As team members in the design of the following buildings, I would especially like to thank Rudy Bessier, structural engineer for Goddard Library, Mummers Theater, L. Frances Smith School, Quincy Office Building #4, Orlando Library, Ritts House, Litchfield School, Dixwell Church, Johansen House #2, Ellsworth House, and Staten Island Community College. John Altieri, mechanical engineer for Mummers Theater and Goddard Library; Ammon and Whitney, structural engineers for the Dublin Embassy; Milo S. Ketchum & Partners, structural engineers; Henry Adams, Inc., mechanical engineers; Harold R. Mull, acoustical consultant, for Mechanic Theater; Fink, Roberts & Petrie, Inc., structural engineers; Frederic Dubin, mechanical engineer; Bolt, Beranek & Newman, acoustical engineers; Jean Rosenthal, for stage lighting and Richard Kelly, for public lighting for Clowes Hall; Moses & Solomon, mechanical engineers for L. Frances Smith School; Severud Associates and Irwin Cantor, structural engineers; Dalton & Dunne, mechanical engineers; Dan Kiley and Lawrence Halprin, landscape architects, for Roosevelt Island; as well as the many associates I have worked with over the years.

THE CRITICS:  FROM THE HOME PAGE

Sibyl Moholy-Nagy 1903 - 1971
Born Dorothea Maria Pauline Alice Sybille Pietzsche in Dresden, Germany, Sibyl Moholy-Nagy worked at Tobis [Moving] Picture Syndicate in Berlin before becoming the second wife of Hungarian Bauhaus artist László Moholy-Nagy and moving to the United States. After his death in 1946 Moholy-Nagy accepted her first full-time teaching position at the Institute of Design in Chicago. Two years later, she moved to California to teach at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco and at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1951 she returned to east to became a full professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She was friends with John M Johansen, who was also a professor at Pratt, and a great admirer of his work. A formidable architectural critic, she is also know for her book, Moholy-Nagy: Experiment in Totality, considered to be one of the most important and influential studies of her husband’s work. 

Michael Sorkin 1948 -
Born in Washington, D.C., Michael Sorkin is an American architectural and urban planning critic, an educator and an author. He is a Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, City Collage of New York, founder of Michael Sorkin Studio in New York City, Chair of the New York Institute for Urban Design, and a proponent of urban citizenship and sustainability. Like John Johansen, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. From Wikipedia. 

James Wines 1932 - 
An innovative artist and architect, James Wines began his career as a sculptor and graphic designer, with galleries in Rome and New York City, and a product designer. Well-known as an educator who expresses his concern for the Earth in his architectural designs and written works, Wines has received a number of fellowships and grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Distinguished Professor Grant, and an award from the National Endowment for the Design Arts for his critical writing on architecture. From Wikipedia. 

PETER BLAKE 1920 - 1986
Peter Blake was an architect, curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, and editor-in-chief of Architectural Forum. A prolific writer, Blake’s books include critical studies of Breuer, Wright, Le Corbusier, van der Rohe, and Johnson.John-M-Johansen-Official-Website.html

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My more recent theoretical projects have benefited greatly from the models and imagery put together by my former students at Pratt Institute, and in particular, the work of Gregory Nichols, for computer models for the Flexstrut Adjustable Theater; William Riley, for Flexstrut Adjustable Exhibit Building #1; Sungho Shin, with Professor Hans Christian Leschewski's computer work for Flexstrut #2; David Burke, for construction of the working Flexstrut model; and Sean Murphy with Eyeball on the Floor for design development and computer model of Space Labyrinth and the Metamorphic Capsule.

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A feature documentary film, SEASONS OF THE SOUL : The Innovative Mind of John M Johansen www.seasonsofsoulfilm.com is currently in production. The film is being produced by Producer-Director John Veltri and EarthAlive Communications A great admirer of Johansen for many years, Veltri first photographed Johansen’s architecture 1968 for Peter Blake’s Architecture Plus Magazine. Veltri is an award-winning filmmaker, an internationally published photographer, and a published author. He is also co-owner of EarthAlive Communications, an independent multimedia production company located in Northern California, co-founded with Producer-Photographer Marguerite Lorimer, who created this website. For more information about Veltri and Lorimer visit www.earthalive.com.

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To my wife Ati Gropius-Johansen, my son Christen Johansen AIA, and my daughter Deborah Johansen Harris, I give my thanks for their devoted support.   

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