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01 September 2016  I  American Architecture Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s Pleated House received a 2016 American Architecture Award. The American Architectural Awards program, organized by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and The European Centre for Architecture and Art, is considered one of North America’s most distinguished building awards competition for new and cutting-edge design in the United States. Winning projects will exhibited this winter in Chicago, Athens and Istanbul. 

05 August 2016  I  Architect magazine: “Linear Cabin”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Linear Cabin is featured in the current issue of Architect magazine, calling it “a sparse yet striking arrangement of three rectilinear boxes separated by two voids.”

05 July 2016  I  National AIA Small Project Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s Linear Cabin won a National Small Project Award from the American Institute of Architects, one of only nine projects selected from around the United States. The AIA awards jury called the project a “beautiful minimalist cabin in the woods – deceptively simple, yet immaculately detailed… It reminds us that size is indeed irrelevant when it comes to architectural aspirations.”

21 June 2016  I  New Book: “150 Best Tiny Houses”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Linear Cabin is featured in Manel Gutiérrez Couto’s new book “150 Best Tiny Houses” (New York, NY: Harper Design, 2016). The anthology examines ”150 homes designed by world-renowned architects and designers from around the world—each a model of efficiency and an inspiration for designing a range of compact dwellings.”

28 April 2016  I  AIA Honor and Merit Awards

Johnsen Schmaling Architects won three of this year’s eight design awards from the American Institute of Architects honoring architectural excellence in Wisconsin. Both the Linear Cabin and Redux House were both selected for Honor Awards, the highest recognition, and Mountain House in Montana received a Merit Award.

09 March 2016  I  Fitzhugh Scott Chairs in Design Excellence

Brian Johnsen and Sebastian Schmaling have been appointed the Fitzhugh Scott Chairs in Design Excellence at the UWM School of Architecture & Urban Planning.  The position, endowed by the David and Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation, was established in 1997 “to attract the finest architects to share their experience and vision with students and create an expanded dialogue with the profession and public by addressing issues pertinent to the field.” Previous Chairs include Steve Badanes, Will Bruder, Neil Frankel, and most recently, Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample. 

02 March 2016  I  MCHAP Nomination

Johnsen Schmaling’s Topo House was nominated for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), which recognizes exceptional architecture built in the Americas. Nominated projects will be on display in the MCHAO Exhibition at IIT’s Crown Hall.

03 January 2016  I  Topo House in Casa Mea

Johnsen Schmaling’s Topo House is featured in the January 2016 issue of the Bulgarian design magazine Casa Mea.


03 December 2015  I  New Book: “Contemporary Wood Buildings”

Johnsen Schmaling’s work is featured in the new book “100 Contemporary Wood Buildings” by Philip Jodidio (Cologne, New York: Taschen, 2015).  This anthology of international wood architecture “explores how designers around the world have created and invented with wood. The book celebrates each of these architect’s vision and innovation, as well as investigating the techniques, trends, and principles that have informed their work with wood.” 

25 November 2015  I  New Book: “Light in Landscape & Architecture”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Downtown Bar is featured in the new book “Light in Landscape & Architecture” by Jacobo Krauel (Barcelona, Spain: Links, 2015). The book “showcases the amazing work of some of today’s most ambitious architects and designers. Each project offers a fresh perspective of the use of light as a design strategy… an indispensable reference for professionals and students.” 

06 November 2015  I  Architect’s Newspaper: Johnsen Schmaling

The new issue of Architect’s Newspaper includes a feature on Johnsen Schmaling and its work and design methodology, “Their award-winning projects are highly detailed, materially rich forms designed for a clientele interested in a journey of discovery... With their work continually receiving attention from press and award juries nationally and internationally, Johnsen Schmaling is quickly establishing themselves as a critical practice to watch.”

20 October 2015  I  Topo House featured in Umran magazine

The October issue of Umran, the Saudi Arabian architecture magazine, includes a detailed article on Johnsen Schmaling’s Topo House, describing it as a building that “literally merges with its context, blurring the boundaries between landscape and architecture…”

07 October 2015  I  American Architecture Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s Topo House received a 2015 American Architecture Award. The American Architectural Awards program, organized by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and The European Centre for Architecture and Art, is considered one of North America’s most distinguished building awards competition for new and cutting-edge design in the United States.  This year, the Museum received a record number of projects for new buildings, landscape architecture, and urban planning from the most important firms practicing globally. Winning projects will exhibited this winter in Chicago and Athens. 

28 September 2015  I  New Book: “Architecture in its Purest Form”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Studio for a Composer is feature in a new book by Sibylle Kramer, “Rough Style: Architecture, Interior, Design” (Zurich, Berlin: Braun Publishing, 2015), focusing on “the emerging aesthetic trajectory of ‘perfect imperfection’ – an architectural language that feature traces of the past in combination with rigorous design concepts,” and calling Johnsen Schmaling’s project “architecture in its purest form.”

19 August 2015  I  National WWI Memorial Finalist

Johnsen Schmaling Architects was chosen as one of five finalists in the international competition for the design of the National World War One Memorial in Washington, D.C.  The competition, which drew more than 350 entries from around the world, is sponsored by the United States World War One Centennial Commission, created by Congress in 2013 to organize a permanent memorial in the capital to commemorate the upcoming centennial of World War I.  The jury called Johnsen Schmaling’s design “simple, elegant and open, with a strong and integrated form and meaning that reveals itself in layers. The memorial message is clear – there is great potential for the creation of an outstanding park.”

02 August 2015  I  Architectural Record: “Pleated House”

Johnsen Schmaling Architects’ Pleated House in Door County, WI is featured in the magazine’s August issue, calling it “a sylvan retreat nestled in a clearing” whose undulating enclosure “softens the geometry and moderates the transition from artificial to natural.”

01 August 2015  I  Architectural Review: “New States of Play”

Johnsen Schmaling Architects appears in an essay in the current issue of Architectural Review, in which the architectural critic Raymund Ryan argues that the “crucibles of architectural creativity are not found in New York or Los Angeles, but in the regional centers of the United States.” He concludes: “It should be increasingly plausible for the ambitious young architect deliberately to leave the Coasts and, like Johnsen Schmaling in Milwaukee or De Leon & Primmer in Louisville, establish meaningful, critical practices away from the metropolitan centres.”

23 June 2015  I  New Book: “Emerging Voices: Form, Idea, and Resonance”

The work of Johnsen Schmaling Architects is featured in the newly released book “Emerging Voices: Form, Idea, and Resonance at the Architectural League” (New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press).  The book “documents and critically assesses the first three decades of the Architectural League of New York’s prestigious Emerging Voices program and includes essays by Reed Kroloff, Ashley Schafer, and Karen Stein... Emerging Voices 30 is an ideal lens through which to interpret the lasting impact of this influential group of architects.”

09 June 2015  I  New Book: Out of Scale

11 projects by Johnsen Schmaling are included in the new book “Out of Scale” by Marc Manack and Linda Reeder (San Francisco, CA: ORO Editions, 2015).  The book documents outstanding projects honored in the first decade of the American Institute of Architects’ Small Projects Awards program. 

04 June 2015  I  Keynote Lecture in Cincinnati

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will be in Cincinnati today to give the Keynote Design Lecture, part of this year’s AIA Vision lecture series. The lecture will take place at Northern Kentucky University.

06 May 2015  I  Residential Architect Design Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s Pleated House was honored with a 2015 Residential Architect Design Award, one of 18 North American projects selected by the jury from a pool of 600 entries. The project will be featured in the upcoming issues of Residential Architect magazine.

22 April 2015  I  AIA Honor and Merit Awards

Johnsen Schmaling’s Pleated House received a 2015 Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in Wisconsin, the highest recognition for architectural excellence in the state. In addition, Johnsen Schmaling’s Nexus House won a 2015 Merit Award.

20 April 2015  I  Dwell: “El Topo Rises”

The May 2015 issue of Dwell includes a feature on Johnsen Schmaling’s Topo House, calling it a “dramatic, multi-level house that fits seamlessly into the rolling hills of Wisconsin.”

15 April 2015  I  New Book: “Spatial Strategies”

Ian Higgin’s newly released book “Spatial Strategies for Interior Design” (London, UK: Laurence King, 2015), a new textbook for interior designers, features Johnsen Schmaling’s presentation diagrams for the Blatz Brewery.

10 April 2015  I  “Meeting in the Mountains”

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will lecture today on their work in Billings, Montana, part of the 32nd annual “Meeting in the Mountains” event organized by the Billings Architectural Association.

18 March 2015  I  New Book: “Small Houses Designed by Architects”

Johnsen Schmaling Architects’ Stacked Cabin is one of 20 projects examined in Donna Kacmar’s new book published by Routlege, “Big Little House: Small Houses Designed by Architects” (New York: Routledge, 2015). In this book, “Kacmar introduces twenty small projects whose designs reveal an attitude towards materiality, light, enclosure and accommodation.”

11 March 2015  I  “Preisgekrönt in der Prärie”

The March 2015 issue of the German architecture journal H.O.M.E is featuring Johnsen Schmaling’s Topo House: “The house merges with the surrounding land – from large gestures like the vegetated roof all the way to the smallest details, like the ingenious façade fins emulating the waves of the prairie grasses.”  

10 March 2015  I  National AIA Small Projects Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s Pleated House won a 2015 Natioanal AIA Small Projects Award, one of seven projects from around the country honored this year. The award will be formally presented May 14 at the National AIA Convention in Atlanta. From the jury comments: “This project succeeds at all levels, strong conceptual approach to the skin, well sited and planned, simple clarity of form, and beautifully executed in the materiality and detailing.”

06 March 2015  I  Lecture at the UWM School of Architecture

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will lecture today on their work at the UWM School of Architecture & Urban Planning.

03 March 2015  I  Lakefront Gateway Plaza Finalist

Johnsen Schmaling Architects is part of the multi-disciplinary design team that was named a finalist in Milwaukee’s ambitious lakefront redesign competition. The team, led by the Office of James Burnett, an internationally renown landscape architecture firm, is one of four finalists selected from a pool of 24 submissions from around the country.  

19 February 2015  I  Johnsen Schmaling at the Nevada Museum of Art

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will lecture on their work tonight at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, part of the museum’s Black Rock Design Institute’s lecture series.

17 February 2015  I  New Book: “150 Best Interior Ideas”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Stacked Cabin is featured in the newly released book “150 Best Mi ni Interior Design Ideas” by Francesc Zamora (New York: Harper Collins, 2015).  The book “profiles dozens of exciting interiors that exemplify the beauty and simplicity of small space design. Francesc Zamora brings together an extensive collection of practical, innovative, and stunning mini interiors by distinguished architects and designers from around the world.”

05 January 2015  I  Architectural Digest: “Ten Architects to Watch”

Architectural Digest has chosen Johnsen Schmaling Architects for their “Rising Stars” feature that spotlights ten “on-the-rise American architectural firms”: “Some are still very much emerging, others are a bit more established, but all are doing seriously impressive, attention-grabbing work now.” 

02 January 2015  I  Johnsen Schmaling in MD

The current issue of MD, Bulgaria’s leading design magazine, is profiling Johnsen Schmaling Architects and its body of work, concluding:  “Johnsen Schmaling’s projects exemplify a purity of architectural forms whose proportions and compositions are directly drawn from the surrounding environment.” 


31 December 2014  I  “10 of the Most Fabulous Houses of 2014”

Fast Company magazine selected Johnsen Schmaling’s Topo House as one of the “ten most ingenious residential designs of the year,” the only project from the United States to be included in the feature. 

07 November 2014  I  New Book: “Sustainable Houses"

Johnsen Schmaling is featured in the newly released book “Sustainable Houses” by Jacobo Krauel (Barcelona, Spain: Links Books, 2014). The volume “offers a careful selection of new projects by emerging architects which provide an interesting panorama of techniques applied to the rich and dynamic field of sustainable architecture, making this an invaluable and up-to-date resource on the current state of sustainable design.”

29 October 2014  I  Lecture at the San Antonio Museum of Art

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will lecture tonight on their work at the San Antonio Museum of Art.

27 October 2014  I  New Book: “Innovative Houses”

Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House is included in Avi Friedman’s new book “Innovative Houses: Concepts for Sustainable Living” (London, UK: Laurence King Publishing, 2014), a global anthology of “cutting-edge residential architecture offering solutions to the global challenges of the twenty-first century.”

05 October 2014  I  Johnsen Schmaling Keynote Lecture

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will deliver the Keynote Design Lecture today at this year’s AIA Kentucky and Indiana Convention in Fort Wayne.

15 September 2014  I  New Book: “The Architecture of Cabins and Hideouts”

Two projects by Johnsen Schmaling Architects are featured in the new book “Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hideouts” by Sofia Borges (Berlin: Gestalten, 2014). Included are “the architecturally most significant contemporary hideaways in the world’s many middles of nowhere world -- a contemporary survey of contextual architecture in tune with its surroundings.” 

11 September 2014  I  Topo House in Architect’s Newspaper

Architect’s Newspaper is featuring Johnsen Schmaling’s Topo House in its current issue.

01 September 2014  I  Johnsen Schmaling in a+a

Johnsen Schmaling’s Topo House is featured in the September issue of a+a, the design journal published by the Architectural Society of China. The feature includes an interview with Johnsen Schmaling about contemporary notions of contextuality and the reciprocal relationship between architecture and nature.   

22 July 2014  I  AIA Kentucky Design Awards Jury

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will chair the jury for the 2014 AIA Kentucky Design Awards program. 

10 July 2014  I  Home Review: “Savings for Life”

Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House is featured in the July edition of India’s leading magazine for residential architecture, Home Review: “The award-winning firm of Johnsen Schmaling Architects demonstrates how architectural innovations can add up to contemporary, green living, making the OS House a vision of the future…”

01 July 2014  I  AIA Indiana Design Awards Jury

Johnsen Schmaling Architects was selected to chair this year’s AIA Indiana Design Awards jury.

28 May 2014  I  Fine Homebuilding: Redaction House

The new Houses Awards issue of Fine Homebuilding includes a feature on Johnsen Schmaling’s Redaction House.

12 May 2014  I  2014 Residential Architect Design Awards

Johnsen Schmaling Architects’ Topo House and Redaction House were honored with two 2014 Residential Architect Design Awards, selected from more than 700 residential projects in North America. The two projects are featured in the current issue of Residential Architect magazine. 

07 May 2014  I  AIA Wisconsin Honor Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s Redaction House won an Honor Award from the American Institute in Wisconsin, the highest recognition for architectural excellence in the state.

02 May 2014  I  Johnsen Schmaling in Architectural Record

Johnsen Schmaling’s Topo House is featured in the May issue of Architectural Record.

01 May 2014  I  Topo House in Designer & Designing

Johnsen Schmaling’s Topo House is featured in the May issue of the Chinese architecture magazine Designer & Designing.

28 April 2014  I  New Book: “New Directions in Sustainable Architecture”

Johnsen Schmaling’s residential work is featured in the new book “Green Houses: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture” by Josep Minguet (Barcelona, Spain: Monsa, 2014).  The book is a “resource for architects, designers, and engineers looking for inspiration in the field of sustainable housing, exploring some of the finest examples of sustainable architecture form around the world.”

24 April 2014  I  Johnsen Schmaling in Legno Architettura

Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House is featured in the April issue of Legno Architettura, the Italian magazine focusing on wood architecture.

22 April 2014  I  Lecture at Arts Club of Chicago

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will lecture today on their work at the Arts Club of Chicago.

18 April 2014  I  Rizzoli book features Johnsen Schmaling

Two Johnsen Schmaling Projects are included in the newly released book by Stephen Snyder, “A Place in the Sun” (New York, NY: Rizzoli, 2014), which features twenty-eight “superbly designed and environmentally responsible contemporary homes” from around the country.

16 April 2014  I  Johnsen Schmaling in Phaidon Atlas

The editors of the Phaidon Atlas have selected two projects by Johnsen Schmaling for Phaidon’s comprehensive catalogue of notable architecture around the world, the only buildings designed by a Wisconsin architect to be included in this global anthology.

07 April 2014  I  National AIA Housing Design Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s “Topo House” was selected by the American Institute of Architects as one of ten residential projects nationwide to be honored with this year’s AIA Housing Design Award.

10 March 2014  I  New Book: “Compact Houses”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Urban Infills and Stacked Cabin are featured in Oscar Mira’s book “Compact Houses (Barcelona, Spain: Monsa, 2014).

01 March 2014  I  Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Nomination

The work of Johnsen Schmaling Architects has been nominated for the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architecture, which recognizes the most distinguished built constructs of the North and South American continents.   

20 February 2014  I  New Book: "Sustainable Houses"

Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House is extensively featured in the newly released book “Sustainable Houses” by Katerina Dalkou (Athens, Greece: Kitrio, 2014

13 February 2014  I  Two National AIA Small Project Awards

Johnsen Schmaling’s Topo House and Redaction House each won a 2014 National Small Project Design Award from the American Institute of Architects.  The awards will be formally presented on June 26 at the National AIA Convention in Chicago. Both projects will be featured in an upcoming issue of Architect magazine.


01 December 2013  I  Johnsen Schmaling in Häuser

Johnsen Schmaling’s Stacked Cabin is featured in the current issue of the German design magazine Häuser, praising the elegance and subtlety of the architecture; "With its exposed concrete, black anodized metal, and red cedar, the building literally amalgamates with the colors of the forest." 

01 December 2013  I  "Metal Celebration in Five Parts"

Johnsen Schmaling’s Studio for a Composer is featured in the current issue of Metal Architecture magazine as a project exemplifying the use of metal in contemporary architecture.   

16 November 2013  I  House Trends: “Casa Na Floresta”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Stacked Cabin is featured in the November issue of the Portuguese design magazine House Trends.

13 November 2013  I  Lecture at Ohio State

Johnsen Schmaling will be at the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University this evening to lecture on their recent work.

25 October 2013  I  New Book: “Eco Living”

The new book “Eco Living” by Chris van Uffelen (Salenstein, Switzerland: Braun Publishing, 2013) features two projects by Johnsen Schmaling Architects.  The global anthology “presents exemplary contemporary architecture from around the world combining sustainability with trend-setting design.”

15 October 2013  I  Johnsen Schmaling in A+A

Johnsen Schmaling’s Studio for Composer and an interview with JSA are featured in the current issue of A+A: Architecture & Art, the design magazine published by the Architectural Society of China.

20 September 2013  I  AIA Columbus Design Awards Jury

Johnsen Schmaling is chairing the jury for this year’s AIA Columbus Design Awards.

01 August 2013  I  AIA “Design: Art+Science”

Johnsen Schmaling’s OS is a one of the case studies featured in the first episode of the American Institute of Architects’ “Design: Art+Science” educational video series that explores “high performance design requirements and their connection to today’s architectural practice.” 

18 July 2013  I  Designer & Designing magazine

The current issue of the Shanghai-based architecture journal Designer & Designing includes an interview with Johnsen Schmaling Architects and an article about Johnsen Schmaling’s Stacked Cabin.

03 July 2013  I  Elle Décor Russia: “Shades of Green”

The Russian edition of Elle Décor is featuring an article about Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House in its July/August issue.

09 June 2013  I  New Book: “100 Contemporary Green Buildings”

Johnsen Schmaling’s work is included in the new book “100 Contemporary Green Buildings” by Philip Jodidio (Cologne, New York: Taschen, 2013), a “collection of 100 of the world’s most innovative and recent eco-friendly buildings, featuring well-known architects like Norman Foster right alongside young, up-and-coming creators from Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Asia.”

02 June 2013  I  Johnsen Schmaling in Architect magazine

The June issue of Architect magazine includes two Johnsen Schmaling’s projects, the Studio for a Composer in Spring Prairie, Wisconsin, and the Nexus House in Madison, Wisconsin, both recipients of this year’s National AIA Small Project Awards.

01 June 2013  I  Metal Architecture Design Awards Jury

Johnsen Schmaling served as a juror for this year’s National Metal Architecture Design Awards, honoring North America’s most innovative projects using metal as a distinctive design element.

31 May 2013  I  OS House featured in Umran magazine

Umran, the Saudi Arabian architecture magazine, is featuring Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House in its June issue, focusing on the building’s sustainable features.

08 May 2013  I  Topo House wins AIA Honor Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s Topo House wins a 2013 Honor Award from the American Institue of Architects in Wisconsin, one of this year’s two top AIA awards for architectural excellence in the state.

12 April 2013  I  JSA in Fine Homebuilding

The current Houses Awards issue of Fine Homebuilding magazine is featuring Johnsen Schmaling’s Nexus House and the Studio for a composer.

11 April 2013  I  Lecture at the University of North Carolina

Brian Johnsen and Sebastian Schmaling were named the 2013 CriticalMass Visiting Critics at the University of North Carolina College of Art and Architecture. Both will be in Charlotte, NC tonight to lecture on their work.

05 April 2013  I  Two National AIA Small Project Awards

Johnsen Schmaling’s Nexus House and Studio for a Composer each won a 2013 National Small Project Design Award from the American Institute of Architects.  The awards will be formally presented on June 21 at the National AIA Convention in Denver. Both projects will be featured in the May 2013 issue of Fine Homebuilding magazine.

11 March 2013  I  Lecture at North Carolina State University

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will lecture today on their work at North Carolina State University’s College of Design in Raleigh, NC.

01 March 2013  I  Metal Architecture: “JSA: A Collaborative Approach”

The current issue of Metal Architecture magazine features a detailed profile of Johnsen Schmaling Architects, surveying its design methodology and the “innovative, poetic, and precise” use of metal in its body of work.

21 February 2013  I  “Poetic Architecture: Three works by Johnsen Schmaling”

The current issue of ofARCH, the Milan-based international magazine of architecture, dedicates an extensive feature on the work of Johnsen Schmaling Architects.  The article reviews three recent projects to illustrate Johnsen Schmaling’s “pure, unpretentious American Modernism,” calling the work “a sober, restrained and poetic architecture.”

15 February 2013  I  Construir: “Passagem Differenciada”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Blatz Bottle Doors are featured in the February issue of the Brazilian architecture magazine Construir.

10 February 2013  I  Camouflage House in Umran magazine

This month’s issue of the Saudi Arabian architecture magazine Umran includes a detailed article on Johnsen Schmaling’s Camouflage House.

08 February 2013  I  Lecture at the University of Kansas

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will lecture today on their work at the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning.  The lecture will take place at the university’s Spencer Museum of Art.

1 February 2013  I  OS House in Casa Naturale

Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House is featured on the cover of this month’s issue of Casa Naturale, an Italian architecture magazine with an emphasis on sustainable design. 

25 January 2013  I  New Book: “Ecohouse”

Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House is on the cover of the newly released fourth edition of Sue Roaf’s book “Ecohouse”(London: Rouledge, 2012). The book includes an in-depth look at the environmental features of the OS House, one of a series of case studies from around the world. “Now in its fourth edition, the bestselling Ecohouse continues to be both a technical guide and an inspiration for thousands of architects, designers and eco-builders all over the world.”

14 January  2013  I  Stacked Cabin in Greenhome

Johnsen Schmaling’s Stacked Cabin is featured in a detailed article in the current issue of Greenhome, a leading German magazine on sustainable residential architecture and design.

08 January 2013  I  Lecture in Germany

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will lecture tonight on their recent work at Jade University of Applied Sciences in Oldenburg, Germany.

02 January 2013  I  Stacked Cabin on the cover of Dwell

Johnsen Schmaling’s Stacked Cabin is written up in the February issue of Dwell magazine and featured on its cover, calling it “a reinvention of the archetypal cabin.”


13 December 2012  I  New Book: “Green Architecture Now, Vol.2”

Two Johnsen Schmaling projects are extensively featured in the newly released second volume of “Green Architecture Now” by Philip Jodidio (Cologne: Taschen, 2012). The book includes “distinguished examples of sustainable architecture from internationally recognized architects... a guided tour from one end of the globe to another where sustainability has not only gone chic, but has become indispensable.” 

06 December 2012  I  “Top 30: Gruene Architektur”

Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House, along with such projects as Herzog & de Meuron’s Caixa Forum and Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation, made the “Top 30 in Green Architecture” list of SI Gruen, the sustainability-focused sister publication of Schweizer Illustrierte, Switzerland’s largest magazine. The list, featured in this month’s issue, showcases 30 projects from around the world that “exemplify unique ecological visions for the built environment.”

09 November 2012  I  Johnsen Schmaling in Moscow

Johnsen Schmaling’s work is part of an exhibit at “Green Project 2012”, an international architecture festival organized by the Russian Union of Architects, opening today at the Central House of Artists in Moscow. The exhibit, which will be accompanied by an extensive catalogue, will subsequently travel to Kiev, Berlin and Stuttgart.

05 November 2012  I  Chicago Home magazine: “Modest Modern”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Stacked Cabin is featured in the current issue of Chicago Home + Garden magazine, which calls the project “an ingeniously minimalist house that redefines ‘cabin’ on a wooded hillside in Wisconsin…”

01 November 2012  I  New Book: “Guidelines on Sustainable Architecture”

Johnsen Schmaling Architects contributed a chapter to Marta Serrats’ newly released book “1000 Tips by 100 Eco Architects: Guidelines on Sustainable Architecture from the World's Leading Eco-Architecture Firms” (Richmond Hill, Canada: Firefly Books, 2012).  The book “shows how forward-thinking design and environmentally sound construction practices can create outstanding results.”

19 October 2012  I  Johnsen Schmaling in Chicago

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will speak today at the Ninth Annual Reinvention Symposium in Chicago and participate in a panel discussion on “Responsive Modern Design.”

11 October 2012  I  Johnsen Schmaling Lecture in California

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will be in Santa Rosa, CA, tonight to lecture on their recent work. The presentation is part of the 2012 NXNC Lecture Series, organized by the Empire Redwood chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

04 October 2012  I  Johnsen Schmaling in New York

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will be in New York today to present their current work at the 10th Annual Innovation Conference in New York and participate in a panel discussion with three other Design Vanguard alumni, moderated by Architectural Record’s Clifford Pearson.

01 October 2012  I  New book: “World’s Best Houses”

Johnsen Schmaling’s work is featured in the new book “100 Great Houses” by Driss Fatih (Sydney: IPG, 2012), a “showcase of contemporary architectural trends, celebrating residential living at its best.” 

27 September 2012  I  New Book:”Bars”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Downtown Bar is featured in the newly released book “Bars (Monsa: Barcelona (Spain), 2012).  The volume is “a selection of the best, most fashionable bars and nightclubs around the world, created by today’s high-flying and up-and-coming breed, all internationally renoewn for the quality and impact of their work…”

15 September 2012  I  Johnsen Schmaling Lecture

Johnsen Schmaling will lecture today on their work at the AIA Convention in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

05 September 2012  I  “Firm of the Year” Award

Praising the “stoic brilliance” of Johnsen Schmaling’s work, Residential Architect magazine, published by the American Institute of Architects, has selected Johnsen Schmaling Architects for its 2012 “Firm of the Year” award.  The magazine will profile the office in its October issue, writing: “Johnsen Schmaling has accumulated a portfolio of some of the strongest work in the country – locally inspired, national in caliber, and environmentally aware...”

04 September 2012  I  Stacked Cabin featured in Architectural Record

Johnsen Schmaling Architects’ Stacked Cabin is Architectural Record’s “House of the Month.” It is featured in an article in the magazine’s September issue, calling it “a perfect place to leave it all behind.”

01 September 2012  I  OS House featured in Exkema

Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House is one of three international projects profiled in the Autumn 2012 issue of Exkema magazine, published by the Colombian Academy of Architecture and Design.

08 August 2012  I  AIA St. Louis Design Awards Jury

Johnsen Schmaling Architects is chairing the jury of this year’s AIA St. Louis Design Awards program.

09 July 2012  I  Johnsen Schmaling wins Metal Architecture Design Award

Johnsen Schmaling Architects’ Studio for a Composer won a 2012 Metal Architecture Design Award.  The project will be featured in the July issue of Metal Architecture magazine.

08 July 2012  I  Exhibition: “Genius Loci”

Models, drawings, and photographs of Johnsen Schmaling’s work are featured in the exhibition “Genius Loci – Learning from Nature’s Muse” at the Brushwood Gallery at Ryerson Woods in Chicago, which opens today and runs through August 31, 2012.  The exhibition shows “the work of ten artists and designers from around the country and explores how art, architecture, and design can be transformed by the lessons derived from the specifics of different ecosystems and natural regions.”

01 July 2012  I  Johnsen Schmaling in Azure

Johnsen Schmaling’s Studio for a Composer is featured in this month’s 2012 AZ Awards issue of Azure magazine.

15 June 2012  I  Abitare Oggi: Come reinventarsi l’esistente

Johnsen Schmaling’s Ferrous House is featured in an article in this month’s issue of the Italian magazine Abitare Oggi.

05 June 2012  I  New book: “Green Homes”

Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House is profiled in the recently released book “Green Homes” by Yang Sun (Shenyang, China: Liaoning Science and Technology Publishers, 2012), an international anthology of “noteworthy sustainable dwellings from around the world.”

03 June 2012  I  Azero: “Una casa LEED Platinum con vista sul lago”

Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House is the subject of a detailed article in the current issue of Azero, an Italian journal by Edico Medizioni with a focus on sustainable architecture and design.

31 May 2012  I  Johnsen Schmaling Lecture in Omaha

Johnsen Schmaling will lecture tonight at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts on their recent work as part of the 2012 Architectural Lecture Series organized by AIA Omaha.

04 May 2012  I  Forbes: 10 Cool Camouflage Homes

Johnsen Schmaling’s Camouflage House is featured in a recent article in Forbes magazine that reviews 10 houses from around the globe whose “design emphasizes disguise.”

14 May 2012  I  Two National AIA Small Project Awards

Johnsen Schmaling’s Stacked Cabin and OS House won two 2012 Small Project Design Awards from the American Institute of Architects.  The awards will be formally announced May 18 at the National AIA Convention in Washington, D.C.

12 May 2012  I  Johnsen Schmaling Lecture at Drury University

Johnsen Schmaling will lecture today on their work at the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University.

02 May 2012  I  Two 2012 AIA Honor Awards

Johnsen Schmaling Architects wins two of this year’s four top design awards from the Wisconsin Chapter of American Institute of Architects, honoring JSA’s Stacked Cabin and the Studio for a Composer. 

30 April 2012  I  2011 International Design Awards

Johnsen Schmaling’s Ferrous House won an Honorable Mention in the 2012 International Design Awards program.  This year’s IDA jury included editors of prominent design publications such as Topos, Azure, House Beautiful, and Architects’ Newspaper.

25 April 2012  I  New Book: Guide to Sustainable Facility Planning

Ktirio, Greece’s premier publisher of books on architectural technology, released a new title, a “Guide to Sustainable Facility Planning” featuring the OS House, one of thirteen green case studies from  Germnay, the United States, and Great Britain. 

27 March 2012  I  AIA Design Awards Jury

Johnsen Schmaling is chairing the jury for this year’s AIA Springfield Design Awards.

21 March 2012  I  Johnsen Schmaling in Baltimore

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will present their work tonight at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and participate in a subsequent panel discussion on the topic of craft in contemporary architecture, moderated by Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson.

25 February 2012  I  New Book: “100 Contemporary Houses”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Camouflage House is included in Philip Jodidio’s new book “100 Contemporary Houses” (Cologne: Taschen, 2012). This two-volume book is a survey of “the world’s most interesting and pioneering homes from the past decade, featuring a host of talents both new and established.”

20 February 2012  I  Johnsen Schmaling wins two 2012 RA Design Awards

Two buildings by Johnsen Schmaling Architects, Stacked Cabin and Studio for a Composer, received 2012 Residential Architect Design Awards. The projects will be featured in the May/June issue of Residential Architect magazine.

30 January 2012  I  New Book: “Global Architecture Today”

Johnsen Schmaling’s work is profiled in  the forthcoming book “Global Architecture Today” by Suky Li (Shanghai: D&D, 2012), an anthology of contemporary buildings from leading international designers. 

15 February 2012  I  Johnsen Schmaling wins Custom Home Merit Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s Studio for a Composer won a 2012 Merit Award from Custom Home Magazine.

15 January 2012  I  Layton Pavilion in Landscape Architecture China

Johnsen Schmaling’s Layton Pavilion is featured in the current issue of Landscape Architecture, a leading Chinese academic journal that advances the theory, practice and research of landscape architecture, urban planning and public art. 

10 January 2012  I  “Best Green Houses”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Ferrous House is the subject of this month’s “Best Green Houses” feature in GreenSouce magazine: “An efficient modernization transforms a small suburban home beyond ticky-tacky recognition.”


09 December 2011  I  Annual Design Review Award

Johnsen Schmaling Architects won top honors in the 2011 Annual Design Review, a juried competition recognizing the best built projects completed in America over the last year. Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House, along with the other winning entries, will be featured in the December issue of Architect magazine.   

07 December 2011  I  CNN’s “Greenest Buildings of 2011”

CNN recently featured Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House as one of the world’s “Greenest Buildings of 2011”.  The other 11 buildings included are from Switzerland, the UK, Germany, India, Lebanon, and Japan.

01 December 2011  I  Design Vanguard 2011

Architectural Record selected Johnsen Schmaling Architects as one of ten emerging architecture firms from around the globe to be featured in its prestigious Design Vanguard issue, published this month.  Architectural Record’s annual Design Vanguard “brings together the architects who are doing some of the most innovative work in the field and will lead the profession in the future. They are the firms at the forefront of design and the architects that are the ones to watch.”

30 November 2011  I  “Casa Camaleão”Arquitectura & Construção

Johnsen Schmaling’s Camouflage House is featured in this month’s issue of the Portuguese architecture magazine Arquitectura & Construção.

07 November 2011  I  Reforma: “Acentos policromáticos”

Today’s issue of the Mexican newspaper Reforma is featuring an article and interview about Johnsen Schmaling’s use of colors in its projects.

04 November 2011  I  Fred Bernstein: “Less is More”

In a recent article for the Huffington Post, the architectural writer Fred Bernstein laments the growing housing disparity in America and argues that in architecture, quality trumps size: “Architects like Johnsen Schmaling are heroes (…)– they have shown clients that beautifully proportioned spaces, with strong connections to outdoors, can make less seem like more. In their houses, quality of space takes precedence over the quantity of space.”

18 October 2011  I  GQ Italia: “Il club tra i due fiumi”

The Italian Edition of GQ is featuring Johnsen Schmaling’s Downtown Bar in its October issue.

10 October 2011  I  Ville E Case Prefabbricate

Johnsen Schmaling’s residential work is highlighted in an article in the current issue of the Italian magazine Ville E Case Prefabbricate.

03 October 2011  I  “Green Architecture in the City”

The October issue of the Chinese magazine “Life Element” focuses on sustainable architecture and includes a 12-page article on Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House.

01 October 2011  I  Blur Loft featured in new book

Johnsen Schmaling’s Blur Loft is featured in the newly released book “21st Century Architecture: Apartment Living” by Beth Brown (Sydney, Australia: IPG, 2011). The book is a collection of “new and inspiring apartment interiors designed by leading international architects.”

15 September 2011  I  Architype Review Award: OS House

Architype Review selected the OS House as one of sixteen global projects for its current issue focusing on sustainable architecture.

01 August 2011  I  "International Commercial Spaces"

Johnsen Schmaling's work is featured in Lin Li's newly released book "International Commercial Spaces" (Beijing: Hauzhong University of Science and Technology Press, 2011).

02 June 2011  I  AIA Chicago Small Projects Awards

Johnsen Schmaling is an invited juror for the 2011 AIA Chicago Small Projects Awards.

01 June 2011  I  OS in Häuser, Grand Designs, Eco Structure

The German architecture magazine Häuser is featuring the OS House in its June 2011 issue, calling it an “exemplary fusion of architectural excellence and sustainability.” The project also appears in the July 2011 issue of the British magazine Grand Designs and in the July/August 2011 issue of Eco-Structure, highlighting this year’s winners of the AIA/COTE Top Ten Awards.

12 May 2011  I  OS House in Shanghai magazine

The Bund, one of China’s premiere weekly magazines, has a cover story about Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House in its current issue.

04 May 2011  I  2011 AIA Honor Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s Layton Pavilion received a 2011 Honor Award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. It is the twelfth AIA Wisconsin Design Award for projects by Johnsen Schmaling in the last seven years.

03 May 2011  I  Ferrous House in Deco

Johnsen Schmaling’s Ferrous House is featured in this month’s issue of the Taiwanese design magazine Deco.

01 May 2011  I  New Book: “Excellence in Wood Structures”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Camouflage House is included in the newly released book “Excellence in Wood Structures,” edited by Bernadette Johnson (CWC: Ottawa, 2011). The book documents the winning projects of the 2009-2010 North American Wood Design Awards.

01 May 2011  I  OS House in IAOC

A feature article about Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House appears in the May 2011 issue of Interior Architecture of China magazine.

21 April 2011  I  AIA Central Pennsylvania Lecture

Johnsen Schmaling is delivering this year’s AIA Central Pennsylvania spring lecture in York, PA

18 April 2011  I  2011 AIA/COTE Green Projects Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House has been named one of the Top Ten Green Projects in North America by the American Institute of Architects. The prestigious AIA/COTE award will be presented at this year’s AIA National Convention in New Orleans.

16 April 2011  I  “Country House Architecture + Design”

Johnsen Schmaling Architects is featured in the new book “Masterpieces: Country House Architecture + Design” by Michelle Galindo (Berlin: Braun, 2011). The book “showcases 60 of the best of contemporary designs worldwide, featuring the work of well-known architects and innovative designers who pay their respect to nature…”

23 March 2011  I  2011 National AIA Small Project Award

Johnsen Schmaling received a National AIA Small Project Award for its Layton Pavilion, an austere concrete structure that functions as a gatehouse between a suburban parking lot and a provisional green space.

18 March 2011  I  2011 National AIA Housing Design Award

Johnsen Schmaling Architects won a 2011 National AIA Housing Design Award for OS House, a LEED Platinum-certified residence in Racine, Wisconsin. The project was extensively featured in the New York Times last fall and is Johnsen Schmaling’s fourth residential project honored nationally by the AIA.

17 March 2011  I  2011 Custom Home Design Awards

Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House received a 2011 Merit Award from Custom Home Magazine, where the project will be featured in the June 2011 issue.

01 March 2011  I  2011 RA Design Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House received a 2011 Residential Architect Design Award, one of only nine custom homes from around the country to win the honor. The project will be featured in the May/June issue of Residential Architect magazine.

30 January 2011  I  “High Performance Jewel Box”

The January/February issue of GreenSource magazine is featuring an article on Johnsen Schmaling’s LEED Platinum-certified OS House: “The house incorporates many sustainable features; its humble size and careful siting are a testament to the successful balance of architectural control with prescriptive performance design.”

09 January 2011  I  EcoHome features Ferrous House

This month’s issue of EcoHome magazine is taking a look at Johnsen Schmaling’s Ferrous House from an environmental perspective and concludes: “A brighter house emerges, proving that salvage can trump starting from scratch.”


27 December 2010  I  New Book: “Architecture Highlights”

The newly released book “Architecture Highlights,” edited by Hu Yanli and He Jiaxin, is featuring two projects by Johnsen Schmaling Architects (Hong Kong: Shanglin, 2010).

20 December 2010  I  RA 50: Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Johnsen Schmaling Architects is profiled in Residential Architect magazine’s “RA 50 – a short list of leading architects whose names keep rising to the top,” featured in the publication’s December issue.

01 December 2010  I  OS House featured in Indian magazine

Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House is featured in this month’s issue of Society Interiors magazine, one of India’s leading interior design publications.

12 October 2010  I  Metropolis: “The Anti-McMansion”

Johnsen Schmaling’s OS House is featured in the October issue of Metropolis magazine: “In a striking lakefront residence, Johnsen Schmaling deftly blends modernism, sustainability, and modesty... The architects created a bold – and LEED Platinum-rated – modernist box, its Miesian sobriety softened by judicious splashes of color, a mix of natural and industrial materials, and a blurring of inside and outside spaces.”

05 October 2010  I  New Book: “Individualdesign”

Johnsen Schmaling’s work is featured in the newly released book “Individualdesign: Materialien und Techniken” by Hannes Bäuerle and Joachim Stumpp (Munich: DVA, 2010). The book is an international anthology of buildings and projects illustrating how new materials, innovative fabrication techniques, and the use of prototyping are re-defining contemporary architecture. An English edition is expected to be released next year by Random House.

01 October 2010  I  Dwell: “Back to Basics”

Johnsen Schmaling’s work is featured in Dwell’s Fall 2010 “Make it Yours” Special Edition.

01 September 2010  I  Record Interiors: Salve Staff Canteen

Architectural Record is featuring Johnsen Schmaling’s Salve Staff Canteen at the Pfister Hotel.

26 August 2010  I  OS House in The New York Times

Johnsen Schmaling’s LEED Platinum-certified OS House in Racine is the subject of a feature article in The New York Times, calling it “a climate-controlled structure of glass, steel and concrete that offers a sweeping view of the water – and the future.”

15 August 2010  I  The Blatz featured in Globes

Johnsen Schmaling’s Bottle Doors at the Blatz are featured in an article in the weekend magazine of the Israel’s Globes newspaper.

10 August 2010  I  Johnsen Schmaling’s projects new books

Several projects by Johnsen Schmaling are included in the newly released book “Architecture Highlights” by Yanli Hu (Beijing: Shanglin A&C), an survey of contemporary architecture, and in “2010 International Interior Design Yearbook” (Hong Kong: Madison Series, 2010). In addition, Johnsen Schmaling’s Welcome Center is featured in the book “Transformers: Reuse, Renewal and Renovation in Contemporary Architecture” by Wang Shaoqiang (Beijing: Sandu, 2010), and the Ferrous House is included in “Architecture Zone III” (Hong Kong: Rihan, 2010), a “collection of cutting-edge architecture from around the globe.”

16 July 2010  I  New Book: “Affordable Architecture”

Two projects by Johnsen Schmaling are featured in Stephen Crafti’s upcoming book “Affordable Architecture” (IPG, Sydney). The book “documents 40 projects from Europe, the United States, Japan, and Australia, highlighting the fact that strong ideas are often more valuable than unlimited budgets.”

20 May 2010  I  2010 National AIA Small Projects Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s design for Salve, the staff canteen at Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel, won a National Small Project Awards from the American Institute of Architects. The Award will be announced in Miami on May 28, 2010.

04 May 2010  I  2010 National AIA Housing Design Award

Johnsen Schmaling won a prestigious National AIA Housing Design Award for the design of Ferrous House in Spring Prairie, Wisconsin. The house is a radical reinvention of an obsolete suburban residence.

29 April 2010  I  Two AIA Design Awards

Johnsen Schmaling’s designs for Salve, a staff canteen at Milwaukee’s venerable Pfister Hotel, and for the O-S House, a LEED Platinum-certified private residence in Racine, WI, won two Merit Awards from the AIA Wisconsin.

01 April 2010  I  O-S House receives LEED Platinum

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded Johnsen Schmaling’s O-S House in Racine LEED Platinum certification, the highest possible rating of a building’s environmental sustainability. “As a LEED certified home, the O-S House serves as a model of greener living for the entire community,” according to Nate Kredich, Vice President of Residential Market Development for the U.S. Green Building Council.

01 March 2010  I  2009 Wood Design Awards

Johnsen Schmaling’s Camouflage House won a 2009 Wood Design Award, commending it for “pushing the boundaries of conventional wood building practices and highlight the special qualities, versatility and sheer beauty of wood as a building material.” The project will be included in an upcoming book featuring all award-winning projects, and in the Winter 2010 issue of Wood Design & Building Magazine.

26 February 2010  I  AIA Houston

Johnsen Schmaling is an invited juror for the 2010 AIA Houston Design Awards.

19 January 2010  I  Lecture at the University of Toronto

Johnsen Schmaling will lecture on their work at the University of Toronto School of Architecture, Landscape and Design tonight at 6:30 pm. as part of the 2010 Bulthaup Lecture Series. This spring, Johnsen Schmaling is visiting faculty at the school, where they teach a graduate design studio on large-scale housing in the urban periphery.

16 January 2010  I  Eben Magazine

Johnsen Schmaling’s work is featured in the new issue of the Spanish design magazine “Eben”.

15 January 2010  I  New Book: “New Bars & Restaurants”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Downtown Bar is featured in Jacobo Krauel’s newly released book “New Bars & Restaurants” (Links, Barcelona), a “cross-section of some of the most cutting-edge hospitality hotspots in the world.”


29 December 2009  I  New Book: “Architecture X-Files”

Two Johnsen Schmaling projects are featured in the newly released Book “Architecture X-Files” (Rihan, Hong Kong), a collection of “architectural projects from around the world that push the global design envelope.”

14 November 2009  I  Lectures at University of Oklahoma

Johnsen Schmaling is an invited juror for the 2011 AIA Chicago Small Projects Awards.

10 November 2009  I  Umran Magazine: “Ferrous House”

The Saudi Arabian architecture journal “Umran” is featuring Johnsen Schmaling’s Ferrous House in this months issue.

01 November 2009  I  Bruce Goff Chair

Johnsen Schmaling has been appointed the Bruce Goff Chair of Creative Architecture at the University of Oklahoma. The Bruce Goff Chair of Creative Architecture was established in the early 1980s, shortly after Goff's death, and elevated to an endowed chair in 1998: “Each year outstanding architects with unusual design talent are brought to the university to teach and work with architecture students.”

01 November 2009  I  “Architecture Now"

Johnsen Schmaling’s Downtown Bar is featured in Philip Jodidio’s new book “Architecture Now: Restaurants and Bars” (Taschen, Cologne). The book focuses on “current trends bringing architecture and design together in new and exciting ways.”

15 October 2009  I  Johnsen Schmaling Architects in Moscow

Two projects by Johnsen Schmaling Architects are featured in the exhibit “Zodchestvo 2009”, focusing on contemporary American architecture. The exhibition, organized by the Russian Union of Architects, opens today in Moscow.

14 October 2009  I  Lecture at Iowa State University

Johnsen Schmaling is speaking tonight at the Iowa State University College of Design, giving the opening keynote lecture at the Central States Region/AIA Iowa Convention.

10 October 2009  I  New Book: “U.S. Architecture”

Two Johnsen Schmaling’s projects are featured in the newly released book “U.S. Architecture” by Michelle Galindo (Braun, Berlin), a collection of the “most noteworthy contemporary architecture” in North America.

05 October 2009  I  A/L Magazine: “Sign of the Times”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Palomar Welcome Center is featured in this month’s issue of “A/L: Architectural Lighting”, calling the project “an inventive and enthusiastic reminder of the power of design as a catalyst for urban reinvention.”

24 September 2009  I  New Book: “New Rural Architecture”

Two Johnsen Schmaling projects are featured in the newly released book “100 Country Homes: New Rural Architecture” by Beth Browne (Images Publishing, Sydney).

02 September 2009  I  Eisner Museum: “Unseen Works”

Three projects by Johnsen Schmaling Architects are featured in the exhibit “Unseen Works”, which opens today at the Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design and will be on display until March 2010. Johnsen Schmaling’s installation was generously sponsored by the Milwaukee chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

01 September 2009  I  New Book: “Details in Architecture”

Johnsen Schmaling’s work is featured in the newly released book “Details in Architecture: Creative Detailing by Leading Architects” by Peter Hall (IPG, Melbourne). The book focuses on “the work of the world’s most highly acclaimed architects and interior architects and presents the most recently completed and influential building designs.”

15 July 2009  I  “Tranquil Life: Ferrous House”

“Interior Design Magazine”, Taiwan’s leading interior design publication, is featuring Johnsen Schmaling’s Ferrous House in its July issue.

15 June 2009  I  Architectural Review: Ferrous House

Architectural Review is featuring Johnsen Schmaling’s Ferrous House on its website.

20 May 2009  I  Two AIA Design Awards

Johnsen Schmaling’s design for the Palomar Welcome Center won an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in Wisconsin. In addition, Johnsen Schmaling won a Merit Award for the design of Blur Loft, a private residence in downtown Milwaukee.

07 May 2009  I  WRC Design Award

Johnsen Schmaling Architects won a 2009 Western Red Cedar Architectural Design Award for their design of Camouflage House.

16 May 2009  I  Panelite Case Study 2009 Exhibition

A full-scale mock-up of Johnsen Schmaling’s Downtown Bar light ribbon is featured in this years Panelite Case Study Exhibition, one of six projects highlighted in the show. The exhibit opens today as part of New York’ ICFF and will travel to Los Angeles in June.

05 May 2009  I  New Book: “Drink!”

Johnsen Schmaling’s design for Downtown Bar is featured in the newly released book “Drink!” presenting “40 contemporary projects from New York to Shanghai, from innovative young designers as well as established architects.”

02 May 2009  I  Johnsen Schmaling in San Francisco

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will participate in a moderated panel discussion at the AIA National Convention in San Francisco, followed by a presentation about their work as one of twelve “critically acclaimed emerging voices in American architecture.”

01 May 2009  I  Johnsen Schmaling wins RA Design Award

Johnsen Schmaling won a 2009 Merit Award from Residential Architect Magazine for its design of Ferrous House.

15 April 2009  I  National AIA Small Project Honor Awards

Johnsen Schmaling Architects wins two Small Projects Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects for the Blatz and for Ferrous House.

10 April 2009  I  Vision: “The Light in Milwaukee”

The Chinese design magazine Vision is featuring Johnson Schmaling’s Downtown Bar and the Blatz in its April ’09 isue.

01 April 2009  I  New Book: Compositions in Architecture

Johnsen Schmaling’s Urban Infill 02 is included in Don Hanlon’s “Compositions in Architecture” (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2009), a newly released textbook that “reveals the formal structures in architecture throughout the world as well as through the ages.”

26 March 2009  I  Lecture in Wichita

Johnsen Schmaling will lecture today on their work at Newman University’s De Mattias Fine Arts Center, part of the AIA Wichita lecture series.

10 March 2009  I  Johnsen Schmaling wins RA Design Award

Johnsen Schmaling won a 2009 Merit Award from Residential Architect Magazine for its design of Ferrous House.

01 March 2009  I  New Book: “Architecture Now: Houses”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Camouflage House is featured in Philip Jodidios’ new book “Architecture Now: Houses” (Taschen, Cologne) as one of “the most remarkable houses built in the past five years worldwide.”

01 March 2009  I  House of the Year Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s Ferrous House won the 2009 House of the Year Award from Custom Home Magazine and will be featured in its May issue.

19 February 2009  I  Lecture at Taliesin West

Johnsen Schmaling Architects will lecture on their work at the Taliesin School of Architecture in Phoenix on February 19.

01 February 2009  I  “Infill: New Houses for Urban Sites”

Johnsen Schmaling’s work is featured in the newly released book “Infill: New Houses for Urban Sites” by Annabel Biles and Adam Mornement (Laurence King Publishers, London). The book “profiles 39 innovative and imaginative urban dwellings around the world.”

 03 January 2009  I  Frame: “Wunder Bar”

The Dutch design magazine “Frame” is featuring Johnsen Schmaling’s Downtown Bar in its January/February 2009 issue.


01 December 2008 I  Dwell: “Opened House”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Ferrous House is featured in the December/January issue of Dwell.

12 November 2008  I  Johnsen Schmaling at AIA Minnesota

Johnsen Schmaling Architects is an invited juror for the 2008 AIA Minnesota Honor Awards program and will lecture on their recent work at the AIA convention in Minneapolis on November 13.

05 November 2008  I  Vision: “Poetic Habitation”

The Chinese design magazine Vision is featuring four projects by Johnsen Schmaling in its November issue.

01 November 2008  I  Two ALA Design Awards

Johnsen Schmaling’s Downtown Bar and Ferrous House received ALA Gold Medals, the top design awards from the Association of Licensed Architects.

01 November 2008  I  Architecture and Detail

Johnsen Schmaling’s Camouflage House is featured in the November 2008 issue of “Architecture & Detail”, the Chinese edition of “Detail” magazine, focusing on the building’s innovative envelope.

31 September 2008  I  “Eat! Best of Restaurant Design”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Downtown Bar is featured in the newly released book “Eat! Best of Restaurant Design” (Braun, Berlin), which focuses on innovative restaurant design worldwide.

05 September 2008  I  WSJ Magazine: Hidden Value

Johnsen Schmaling’s Camouflage House is featured in the inaugural issue of WSJ, the Wall Street Journal’s new monthly magazine.

01 September 2008  I  2008 Record Interiors: Downtown Bar

Johnsen Schmaling’s Downtown Bar, winner of this year’s Record Interiors Award, is featured in the September issue of Architectural Record, along with 6 other projects in Tokyo, New York, Beijing, and Boston. In addition, Johnsen Schmaling’s Blatz project is highlighted in the same issue in an article about noteworthy interior details. 

31 August 2008  I  “1000x Architecture of the Americas”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Ferrous House is featured in the newly released book “1000x Architecture of the Americas” (Verlagshaus Braun, Berlin).

01 August 08  I  Interni&Décor: “Dynamic Expressions”

Johnsen Schmaling’s Downtown Bar is featured in the July 2008 issue of the Korean design magazine Interni&Décor.

08 July 2008  I  Architectural Record: AIA Housing Awards

Johnsen Schmaling’s Urban Infill 02 project is featured in this month’s issue of Architectural Record as one of 18 nprojects that received a national AIA Housing Design Award.

05 July 2008  I  Johnsen Schmaling at Aedes Gallery

Johnsen Schmaling is one of five American design firms featured in the exhibit “Insight USA/Shaping the Future: CityScapes/LandScapes/SeaScapes” at the Berlin architecture gallery Aedes. The exhibit opens today in conjunction with the grand opening of the new U.S. embassy in Berlin and runs through September 7, 2008. The exhibition catalogue includes short essays by Michael Sorkin, David Sokol, Richard Sommer, Anne Guiney, among others.

02 May 2008  I  Feature in Korean magazine

Johnsen Schmaling Architect’s residential work is featured in the May issue of the Korean design magazine Interni&Décor.

31 April 2008  I  Three AIA Design Awards

Johnsen Schmaling’s design for Café Luna and Urban Infill 02 won two 2008 Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects - Wisconsin. In addition, Johnsen Schmaling won an AIA Merit Award for the Ferrous House.

15 April 2008  I  Johnsen Schmaling featured in new book

Johnsen Schmaling is featured in the newly released book “Pure Plastic” by Chris van Uffelen (Verlagshaus Braun, Berlin 2008).

01 April 2008  I  e-Oculus: “Experiments with Donuts…”

e-Oculus features a review of Johnsen Schmaling’s lecture at the New Museum in New York.

13 March 2008  I  National AIA Award

Johnsen Schmaling won a 2008 National Housing Design Award from the American Institute of Architects for Urban Infill 02.

10 March 2008  I  Architectural Review: “Abstract Nature”

This month’s issue of Architectural Review is featuring the Camouflage House as one of 20 innovative houses from around the world.

07 March 2008  I  Architect’s Newspaper: Emerging Voices

Johnsen Schmaling Architects is featured in an article in the current issue of Architect’s Newspaper about the Architectural League of New York’s “Emerging Voices” awards.

01 March 2008  I  Residential Architect Design Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s Urban Infill 02 project won a 2008 Merit Award from Residential Architect magazine.

01 March 2008  I  In-Out: “A Discernable House in Nature”

The Chinese design magazine In-Out features the Camouflage House in this month’s issue.

15 February 2008  I  New Book features Johnsen Schmaling

The book “Contemporary Color Design” (Daab Publishers, Cologne) was released this month, featuring two projects from Johnsen Schmaling Architects. The book focuses on the use of color in contemporary architecture around the world.

30 January 2008  I  “2008 Emerging Voice”

The Architectural League of New York named Johnsen Schmaling Architects a 2008 Emerging Voice. The program honors “architects who are beginning to achieve prominence in the profession.” Johnsen Schmaling Architects will lecture on their work in March at the New Museum in New York and at the National Building Museum in Washington.

03 January 2008  I  2008 Interiors Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s design for the Blatz won one of 12 national 2008 Interiors Awards from Contract magazine, which will feature the project in this month’s issue.


01 December 2007  I  Beautiful Homes: “Woodland Calm”

Camouflage House is featured in the Winter issue of Beautiful Homes magazine.

20 November 2007  I  Interior Design: “Past and Future”

Interior Design magazine is featuring the Blatz in its November Issue.

10 November 2007  I  Johnsen Schmaling in Azure

The magazine Azure is featuring Johnsen Schmaling’s design of pivoting bottle doors in this month’s “Material World” section.

01 November 2007  I  Competitions magazine

The Fall issue of Competitions magazine is featuring Johnsen Schmaling’s winning entry in last year’s Ferrous Park International Design Competition for sustainable artists’ housing in Kansas City.

15 October 2007  I  Plan magazine: “Schoolyard/Backyard”

The Irish architecture magazine Plan is featuring Johnsen Schmaling Architects.

29 September 2007  I  “Tendenza Identità Camouflage”

D Casa, the design magazine published by Italy’s largest newspaper La Repubblica, features the Camouflage House in its September issue.

15 September 2007  I  Johnsen Schmaling in Dwell

This month’s issue of Dwell is featuring the Camouflage House in its “Houses We Love” section.

12 September 2007  I  Three ALA Design Awards

Three projects by Johnsen Schmaling receive design awards from the Association of Licensed Architects.

10 September 2007  I  Builder Magazine Design Award

The Camouflage House wins a national design award from Builder magazine.

10 July 2007  I  Architectural Record: House of the Month

The Camouflage House is Architectural Record's featured "House of the Month"

26 June 2007  I  “Young Americans” exhibitions opens

Johnsen Schmaling is featured in the exhibition “Young Americans – Neue Architektur in den USA” at the DAM (German Architecture Museum) in Frankfurt, June 27 – September 9, 2007. Johnsen Schmaling’s work is also featured in the upcoming book “Young Americans” by Beate Engelhorn (DOM Publishers).

16 May 2007  I  Two AIA Wisconsin Honor Awards

Johnsen Schmaling receives two of the three top design awards from the AIA Wisconsin, for the Blatz and the Camouflage House.

01 May 2007  I  Metropolis: “Into the Woods”

Metropolis Magazine features the Camouflage House in its May 2007 issue.

05 March 2007  I  Home of the Year Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s Camouflage House wins the Home of the Year Award from Custom Home Magazine for the Camouflage House, and a Grand Design Award for the Parts House Pavilion.

03 March 2007  I  Lecture at SCAD

Johnsen Schmaling gives keynote address and lecture on their work at the Savannah College of Art in Design, in conjunction with the International Conference on the Beginning Design Student.

02 March 2007  I  Project of the Year Award

Johnsen Schmaling’s Camouflage House wins Residential Architect Magazine’s Project of the Year Awards, featured in this month’s issue.

26 February 2007  I  Exhibit at UWM

Johnsen Schmaling’s Urban Infill 01 is one of 16 residential projects from the last 150 years featured in the exhibit “Reweaving the Neighborhood,” at the AUP Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, organized by the AIA Milwaukee.


01 November 2006  I  “Up and Comer of the Year” Award

Johnsen Schmaling received the “Up and Comer of the Year” Award from Wisconsin Builder Magazine.

02 October 2006  I  ALA Design Awards

Johnsen Schmaling wins two design awards from the Association of Licensed Architects for the House in the Woods and for Urban Infill 01.

05 September 2006  I  Builder Magazine Design Awards

Johnsen Schmaling receives two national design awards from Builder Magazine.

01 September 2006  I  Johnsen Schmaling wins RFP

Johnsen Schmaling’s design for a $100 million mixed-use project in wins an RFP for a downtown city block in Milwaukee’s Park East Corridor. The development will include environmentally sustainable features, roof gardens and a public plaza with the goal to obtain LEED certification.

01 July 2006  I  Johnsen Schmaling Wins Design Competition

Johnsen Schmaling Architects wins the “Ferrous Park International Design Competition” with its design for a componentized mixed-use complex in Kansas City.

10 June 2006  I  Exhibit at Seattle Architecture Foundation

Johnsen Schmaling’s Veil House is featured in an Exhibit at the Seattle Architecture Foundation, June 10th - July 8th, 2006.

11 May 2006  I  Lecture: “Contexture”

Johnsen Schmaling presents recent work at the 2006 AIA Wisconsin Convention in Madison.

01 May 2006  I  Grand Design Award

Johnsen Schmaling Architects win a Grand Design Award from residential Architect Magazine for the Parts House Pavilion.

01 March 2006  I  “Sheltering Birches”

Residential Architect Magazine features Johnsen Schmaling’s House in the Woods project, emphasizing its sustainable features and contextually sensitive architecture.


12 October 2005  I  Lecture: “Surface Notions”

Johnsen Schmaling is a featured speaker at the 2005 AIA Nebraska Convention in Omaha.

18 May 2005  I  “Bright Lights, Big City”

Johnsen Schmaling is an invited panelist at the Young Architects Forum at the 2005 AIA National Convention in Las Vegas.

01 May 2005  I  AIA Wisconsin Design Award

Johnsen Schmaling wins an AIA Wisconsin Design Award for Urban Infill 01.

01 April 2005  I  AIA Housing Design Award

Johnsen Schmaling Architects’ Urban Infill 01 wins a National Housing Design Award from the American Institute of Architects.

14 February 2005  I  Exhibit in Chicago Gallery

The exhibit “Johnsen Schmaling – Extending the Surface” opens in Chicago’s I-Space gallery. The show feautures models, drawings, and photography of Johnsen Schmaling’s recent work and is the Chicago Tribune’s “Critic’s Choice.”

01 February 2005  I  Emerging Architect

Johnsen Schmaling is the featured emerging architecture office by Architectural Record.


01 August 2004  I  Parts House Pavilion in Monitor

Johnsen Schmaling’s Parts House Pavilion is featured in this month’s issue of the European design magazine Monitor.

01 March 2004  I  Dwell: “Mood Swings”

This month’s Dwell features the Parts House Pavilion.

01 February 2004  I  AIA Wisconsin Design Award

Johnsen Schmaling Architects’ Parts House Pavilion wins a design award from the AIA Wisconsin.