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Norman John Johnston was American architecture educator. Registered architect, Washington. Recipient Washington Distinguished Citizen award, 1987, Barney award American Institute of Architects College of Fellows, 2003.


Johnston, Norman John was born on December 3, 1918 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Jay and Helen May (Shultis) Johnston.


Bachelor, University Washington-Seattle, 1942. Bachelor of Architecture, University Oregon, 1949. Master in Urban Planning, University Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, 1959.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, 1964.


City planner Seattle City Planning Commission, 1951-1955. Assistant professor architect University Oregon-Eugene, 1956-1958. Associate professor architecture and urban planning University Washington-Seattle, 1960-1964, professor, 1964-1985, professor emeritus, since 1985, associate dean, 1964-1976, 79-84, chairman department architecture, 1984-1985.

Member national examinations committee National Council Architectural Registration Boards, Washington, 1970-1981, 88-99. Visiting professor Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1991, 98. Fulbright professor Istanbul Technology University, 1968-1969.

Member Washington State Architectural Registration Board, 1989-2000, chairman, 1988-1989.


  • Registered architect, Washington.



Member King County Policy Development Commission, Seattle, 1970-1976. Member Capitol campus design advisory committee State of Washington, Olympia, 1982-2000, chairman, 1980-1988, 96. Trustee Museum History and Industry, 1997-2000.

Fellow American Institute of Architects (president Seattle chapter 1981, American Institute of Architects medal Seattle chapter 1991, Washington Council medal 1997). Member Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Chi, Tau Sigma Delta.


Married Lois Jane Hastings, November 22, 1969.

Jay Johnston

Helen May (Shultis) Johnston

Lois Jane Hastings