Ola Johnston

Associate Director | AIA | London, UK

Before making the move from SNHA’s Chicago office to London, Ola’s journey in life and career involved many stops along the way – Warsaw, Texas, Connecticut, Oregon, and Barcelona. She is fluent in three languages and still enjoys traveling off the beaten path, but says that she’s always consider Chicago home. With more than a decade of experience, Ola is a problem solver and enjoys designing the best solutions for housing the functions and events that make up our daily lives. She believes doing this well requires an understanding of what the day-to-day really means. Ola earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Visual Art from the University of Chicago and her Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Besides being highly skilled at designing buildings, Ola is an excellent banana bread baker.