Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Timothy J. Johnson

Timothy J. Johnson

Board of Trustees, CTBUH Chairman (2011-present)
Board of Trustees, Trustee (2009-present)
Advisory Group, Member (2008-2009)
Committee; Awards, Chair (2006, 2007, 2008)
Committee; Awards, Member (2009)
CTBUH Journal, Editorial Board (2008-present)
International Research Seed Funding, Peer Review Panel (2012-2014)

New York, USA


Timothy Johnson is a Design Partner for NBBJ where he leads the firm’s international commercial design practice. His award-winning work spans the globe and includes commercial mixed-use projects, multi-family residential, healthcare facilities, transportation facilities, and corporate workplace interiors. 

Tim is committed to creating vital urban environments as a prime sustainable strategy. His work engages with local communities and cultures to inform the design process in order to deliver outcomes that will redefine the urban experience and improve quality of life. Tim is recognized for his expertise in designing within challenging urban environments around the world and is known in the industry for using design as a core ingredient for a client’s successful business strategy. His approach to every project integrates design with business performance to develop buildings and environments that are performance-driven, humanistic, and sustainable. 

Tim begins each project by discovering his client’s goals and desires. By knowing the surrounding culture and what drives his clients, he is better able to understand and balance the many priorities and objectives that define each project, therefore integrating all elements from politics, economics to cultural placement. His recent work includes the award-winning Sail @ Marina Bay, in Singapore and the highly-complex Massachusetts General Hospital’s Lunder Building in Boston.

Tim continues to nurture his interest in education and his passion for design through lectures and presentations on urban environments, sustainable building practices and transformational design as an innovative business tool. Tim has been actively involved with organizations that work to create healthy urban environments. He was the Awards Chairman for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat for three years and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, CoreNet, the New York Architectural League, and the AIA.