About Heather Johnston Architect

Hi, welcome to Heather Johnston Architect’s website – thanks for visiting. Our architecture practice is now located in Monterey, California – we moved here over a year ago from San Diego. We’ve been practicing architecture for over 30 years and still love what we do. And what is that exactly? The firm’s reputation is built on design excellence leading to intrinsically liveable, modern homes that mirror our clients’ needs and aspirations – designing great places for people to live their lives: Ground up residential development, custom home design and renovations. We develop 3D models to examine how the design is progressing, and walk through your future house in real time. Design changes and suggestions? Great, let’s incorporate them now before we’re building. You’re probably interested in seeing what we’ve done, and you can do that here.

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.