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Nadia Johnson

Project Designer

Nadia joined The Brooklyn Studio in the fall of 2021. She earned a Master of Architecture from Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Design and Architecture from New York University. While at NYU, she spent a semester abroad studying sustainable design through the lens of Berlin’s history and urban ecology.

Nadia’s graduate thesis explored ways in which educational architecture can be reimagined for a healthier, more sustainable, and more creative future of learning. Her thesis turned to the history of a Victorian house in Flatbush to investigate these concepts.

The Proust Questionnaire

Taking inspiration from a popular nineteenth-century parlor game, we sat down with each member of our team and asked them a few questions about their inspirations and aspirations.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Eating ice cream on a tropical island surrounded by dachshunds.

What is your greatest fear?


What is your greatest extravagance?

Coffee and cocktails.

What talent would you most like to have?

To be able to jump an Olympic height fence on horseback.

What is your favorite color?

Millennial pink.

What is your favorite virtue?


Which living architect or designer do you most admire?

Annabelle Selldorf.

Which dead architect or designer do you most admire?

Charlotte Perriand.

What is the trait that you most appreciate in a building?

The ability to help its inhabitants to thrive.

What is your favorite type of project to work on?

Adaptive reuse.

Who is your favorite author?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Who is your hero of fiction?

Éowyn from Lord of the Rings.

Who is your favorite artist?

Claude Monet.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Jane Goodall.

What is your most treasured possession?

My cat.

Where would you like to live?

Berlin, Germany.

What quality do you most admire in others?


Stranded on a desert island, you have two books in your possession. What are they?

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories and Lord of the Rings.