About Heather Johnston Architect

Heather Johnston Architect is a full-service San Diego residential architecture firm founded by its principal, Heather Johnston, in 1992.

The firm’s reputation is built on design excellence leading to intrinsically liveable, modern homes that mirror our clients’ needs and aspirations. We work with an international client base from our offices in La Jolla, California. Our portfolio includes private residences in San Diego (La Jolla, Mission Hills), Canada (Salt Spring Island, Vancouver), and Los Angeles (Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills).

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Design Philosophy

At the heart of our design philosophy is the belief that your home should support you in the living of your everyday life, as well as constantly surprise you through its beauty in everyday use.

  • We carefully balance our clients’ desires and goals with the site, to achieve harmony between nature and human nature.
  • We strive to enhance the beauty of our clients’ everyday lives with living spaces that feature unadorned materials in meaningful ways.

How We Work

As a small firm, we offer the benefit of highly personal and hands-on service throughout the project, from schematic design to construction administration.

  • Our approach is highly responsive and tailored to meet the individual needs of each client.
  • Our design process is an intensely collaborative and rewarding process that focuses on identifying our clients’ aspirations, however they may be articulated.