Benton Johnson

SOM, Director of Structural Engineering | Chicago, United States

Benton Johnson develops effective structural solutions compatible with project planning, architecture, and other systems. He manages the structural engineering team and is responsible for design and documentation of structural engineering projects.

His work at SOM spans international and domestic projects across large-scale mixed use facilities, commercial/corporate, healthcare, aviation, residential, retail, and renovation. Ben leads SOM’s Timber Tower Research Project, a multi-year initiative involving full-scale structural, fire, and acoustic testing of mass-timber systems. He has emerged as a leader in 3D printed buildings through collaborations with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


Innovation Conference, Speaker (Chicago 2020)