Architects / Planners



Johnson & Lee, Ltd.






Phil Craig Johnson, FAIA

Frank Christopher Lee, FAIA









Bachelor of Architecture, Kent State University

Art Institute of Chicago


Registered Architect:  

Illinois, Indiana, Florida, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards




Driehaus Award First Place New Komed Health Center, 2000

Distinguished Building Award, Chicago Chapter AIA New Homes for Chicago, 1997

Home Builders Award Honorable Mention - Lake Meadows

The Chicago and Midwest Villa 1996 Juror's Choice Award Smith Residence, The Chicago Athenaeum.

The Chicago and Midwest Villa 1996 Award for New Construction King Drive Residence, The Chicago Athenaeum.

Honorable Mention "Chicago Villa" Competition.

Illinois Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, Cornell Court Townhouses, 1988

Chicago Defender in the Inaugural Selection of “50 Men of Excellence”










Phillip Craig Johnson, FAIA




Gary Rehabilitation Hospital



Mr. Johnson has 44 years experience in a variety of architectural areas prior to and since co-founding the firm in 1983. In May 2005, Mr. Johnson was elevated by the American Institute of Architects to the College of Fellows. Mr. Johnson served on the Board of The American Institute of Architects Chicago as an advisor to the Board of The Illinois Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (INOMA). As one of Johnson & Lee’s design principals, Mr. Johnson earned the Chicago AIA Chapter Design Excellence Award and also the Driehaus Neighborhood Design Award. Johnson & Lee, Ltd. is the only owned African-American architectural firm to achieve such prestigious awards. He is a member of the Art Institute of Chicago Leadership Advisory Committee, ABLE - Alliance of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs, Chicago Architecture Club, Newhouse Architecture Committee, Art Institute, Museum of Contemporary Art, Near South Planning Board, Archeworks Board, City Club of Chicago, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Masters of Fine Art Program, Advisory Board for Columbia College Art & Design Department and the Chicago Historical Society Architectural Alliance. He was also a task force member with the Metropolitan Planning Council for Chicago Housing Authority Rehabilitation and Reinvestment Study, as well as an AIA Charette participant for New Housing for North Kenwood Development. Also, Mr. Johnson received the Lifetime Achievement AIA Award 2020.


Selected Projects Include:


•Advocate Medical Group – Imani Village, Chicago, Illinois

•Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc./Johnson Apartments Renovation, Chicago, Illinois

•St. Edmund’s Oasis Housing, Chicago, Illinois

•St. Edmund’s Commons Housing, Chicago, Illinois

•Mariano’s Fresh Market, Bronzeville, Chicago, Illinois

•Gwendolyn Brooks/Robert Taylor Hope VI C-3 Offsite, Chicago, Illinois

•St. Bernard Hospital Ambulatory Care Center, Englewood, Chicago, Illinois

•MLK Jr. Plaza Apartments, Westside, Chicago, Illinois

•Methodist Hospital Midlake Campus, Ortho Spine Center, Gary, Indiana

•Methodist Hospital Southlake Campus, Ortho Spine Center, Merrillville, Indiana

•UCAN - City Campus, Westside, Chicago, Illinois

•Westwind Towers, Elgin, Illinois

•North Kostner Health Center, Chicago, Illinois

Westhaven Park Phase II C, Chicago, Illinois


•TUCC Master Plan, Chicago, Illinois

•King Legacy Apartments, Chicago, Illinois

•Meadville/Lombard Theological School, Chicago, Illinois

•TRC Senior Village, Chicago, Illinois

•Rose on the Beach, Chicago, Illinois

•Wade Lofts, Chicago, Illinois

•914 S. Wabash - 16 Story Dormitory Building, Chicago, Illinois

•6740 South Shore - Highrise, Chicago, Illinois

•Hope VI Robert Taylor, Phase A-1, C-1, C-2, Chicago, Illinois

•Indiana Manor Townhouses, Chicago, Illinois

•Shakespeare Court, Chicago, Illinois

•Methodist Rehab Center, Gary, Indiana

•New Komed Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

•Shakespeare Development Town Homes, Chicago, Illinois

•1040 E. 47th Lofts, Chicago, Illinois

•Winfield/Moody, Chicago, Illinois

•Morton Residence, Chicago, Illinois

•Lake Meadows Single Family Housing, Chicago, Illinois

•Lake Meadows Town Homes, Chicago, Illinois

•New Homes for Chicago, North Kenwood, Chicago, Illinois

•North Kenwood - Town Homes, Chicago, Illinois

•Cineplex Odeon Theater, Chicago, Illinois

•Highland Bank, Chicago, Illinois

•Parade of Homes, North Kenwood, Chicago, Illinois

•Chicago Circulator Project, Chicago, Illinois

•St. Edmund’s Commons, Chicago, Illinois

•Fuller Park Housing, Chicago, Illinois

•TUCC Master Plan, Chicago, Illinois

Moorehead Residence, Chicago, Illinois

•Quality First Center, Chicago, Illinois

•Planning Study, Cuyahoga Housing Authority, Cleveland, Ohio

•Robert Taylor Renovation, Chicago, Illinois

•Design Guidelines for North Kenwood/Oakland, Chicago, Illinois

•Beverly Plaza Shopping Center, Beverly Area, Chicago, Illinois

•East Lake Court Town Houses, Near South, Chicago, Illinois

Bourgoyne Residence, Chatham, Chicago, Illinois

Tailorite Cleaners, Chatham, Chicago, Illinois

•Roseland Health Center, Chicago, Illinois

•The Ice Cream Store, Palm Beach, Florida

•Simpson Medical Professional Building, Gary, Indiana

•Smith Residence, Miami Beach, Florida

•Skyview Lofts, Cleveland, Ohio









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