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Professional Profile: Wade Johnson 2007


  • Title: President
  • Company: R. Wade Johnson Design Architecture, Interiors and Planning P.C.
  • Location: 1145 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747
  • Birthplace: Boston, Mass., 1959

Family: Engaged, 2 + 2 children

College: Columbia University, BA; Yale University, masters in Architecture

First job outside of real estate: Shift manager at a Baskin Robbins in Oregon

First job in real estate or allied field: Mixing mortar for a mason one summer

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I have built a creative design firm which provides intensive personalized architecture and interior design services for hospitality, commercial and residential projects. We are presently working on several high-end hospitality and commercial projects in the Tri-State area.

Hobbies: Guitar, gardening, yoga and Friends of Caleb Smith Preserve

Favorite movie: “American Beauty”

Favorite book: “Memoirs from an Antproof Case” by Mark Helprin

Persons you admire most (outside of family): Louis Kahn and Winston Churchill

Keys to success: A driving passion to create beauty in this world and an obsession to follow through with all the details.

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Lf money were no object, a folk singer, otherwise a psychiatrist (that’s basically what I do with my clients anyway!)