SERA welcomes David Johnson as leader of Bay Area presence

by | January 30, 2018 2 News + Announcements

For nearly a decade, SERA has been a trusted planning, architectural and interior design presence in the Bay Area, working with long-term clients such as Google and LinkedIn on innovative, large-scale projects. This work — and our vision for a more resilient Bay Area — led to the creation of our first-ever second office in 2015. As our California office grows, we’re excited to announce the hiring of David Johnson, AIA, as Principal and leader of our Bay Area operations.

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David joins SERA following 12 years with William McDonough + Partners, where he was Partner and Managing Director. With a history of leadership and a passion for sustainably-focused design, he is an excellent addition to the team, and will bring fresh insight to the local market.

Our clients have shared their excitement for the news, calling it a “positive step” for SERA and a “commitment to Bay Area clients.” Learn more about David, and our plans for the future of our Bay Area office in our press release.

Last, but not least: Welcome, David!

A distinctive entry rift welcomes employees at LinkedIn’s Middlefield Campus in Mountain View, CA, a 300,000 square foot office transformation designed by SERA Architects. Credit: Marco Zecchin.




  1. Great news!! Congratulations for both David and SERA. Dave is a man of trust.
    I’ve been waiting for this to happen.


  2. David, Congratulations from Japan.
    You will be very successful in your new role. It looks like a serious commitment but I am very sure you will succeed. On this end we are busy in Japan preparing for the Tokyo Olympic. When you have a chance to come to Japan, please let me know. I really want you to make a lecture at our office.

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