Jarret Johnson joined DeSimone in 2004 and is the Principal in charge of the firm’s Boston office. He began his career in the New York office, where he established himself as a technical leader and a mentor while managing a wide variety of some of the office’s most challenging projects.
Mr. Johnson’s past experience has concentrated on new construction, specifically high-rise residential, institutional, life-science, and hospitality developments, with projects throughout the United States and Middle East. He is currently spearheading DeSimone’s Life-Science practice efforts with active ground-up and retrofit projects throughout the Northeast.
Mr. Johnson’s experience in Massachusetts includes 2 Harbor Life-Science Center, a 500,000 sf life science project in Boston’s Seaport; Winthrop Center, a 54-story, 800,000 sf, mixed-use development that is one of the tallest structures in Boston; MGM Springfield, a 550,000 sf gaming resort located in the heart of downtown Springfield; and Millennium Tower Boston, a 60-story, one million sf residential tower.
Mr. Johnson’s other work includes Liberty Museum, a 26,000 sf museum located on Liberty Island, the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York; Vdara Tower – CityCenter, a 1.7 million sf condo hotel within MGM’s CityCenter in Las Vegas, Nevada; the award-winning, 580,000 sf residential Riverhouse in Battery Park City, Manhattan; and the Providence Renaissance Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, the state’s largest renovation, which involved the conversion of a Masonic Temple into a hotel.
His most notable experience abroad includes two projects within the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: the Museum of the Built Environment, which contains a 323,000 sf museum plus 600,000 sf of parking, and Parcel 4.11, a 12-story, 675,000 sf mixed-use development.
In addition to Mr. Johnson’s project roles, he has been instrumental in the firm’s adoption and implementation of BIM. Working in Revit since 2008, Mr. Johnson has pushed to take advantage of the design efficiencies offered by BIM and has continuously worked to improve modeling work-flows between modeling and analysis programs.
Mr. Johnson earned a Master of Science degree in Architectural Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University.