Leif Johnson

MKA, Principal | Seattle, United States


Leif is a Senior Associate at Magnusson Klemencic Associates and leader of the firm’s Wood and Sustainability Technical Specialist Groups, which research and develop methodologies for utilizing the most effective, innovative wood products and connections available to better realize clients' visions while also promoting materials that require less carbon to construct. His award-winning wood design experience includes the Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond Addition in Chicago, Illinois and LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, both winners of national wood design awards. He is currently the Project Manager for two 200,000-square foot 85-foot tall heavy timber office buildings, which would be the first of this height constructed in the United States. Leif earned his Bachelor and Masters of Science in Civil Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.


Working Group: Tall Timber (2014 – Present)

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