key markets

We design for adaptive re-use & re-positioning, commercial office buildings, civic and cultural institutions, education, entertainment, financial services, government, headquarters, hospitality, mission critical, mixed use, not-for-profit, professional services, residential, retail, retail centers, technology, transportation and workplace. 


how we work

We have invested in top talent and leading-edge technology to establish a streamlined design operation capable of generating more informed, higher quality decisions regardless of a project’s complexity. In addition to design and architecture expertise, LJC's firm leadership includes experience in real estate development and corporate strategy that allows LJC to approach projects with a thorough understanding of our clients’ needs.


Our partners

Our clients represent a who’s who of Fortune 500's and industry leaders, as well as start-ups with ambitions to change the world.



We have a lot cooking at LJC. Check out our recent work.


Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC) is a newly composed architecture and design firm committed to creating and delivering design solutions that improve and enhance the built environment. Entrepreneurs Lamar and Lisa Johnson founded LJC in 2017, assembling the firm from the best architects and designers they've collaborated with during the last three decades. 

Youthful in outlook, seasoned in experience, LJC offers its client base a diverse portfolio of expertise across a range of project scales and typologies, including commercial, mixed use and residential. At LJC, we believe our work is a fundamental expression of optimism in the future, and that design is a means to effect positive, enduring change.



We're at home in the West Loop, Chicago's former meatpacking district turned food-and-tech hub. When visiting, take the lobby stairs to the second floor, unless you like a slow elevator.

300 North Elizabeth Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60607
+1 (312) 429-0400


Neighborhood street parking is available and free, but for a nearby garage, try 1330 West Fulton. Its entrance is at 323 N. Ada St. 



Contact Us

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