Larissa Johnston

Larissa Johnston is an award winning architect with over 16 years experience in architectural practice. She has worked across a diverse range of projects and her extensive experience includes housing and residential projects, hotels, offices, schools and education buildings, public and community buildings, and urban projects.

Prior to establishing Larissa Johnston Architects, Larissa has worked for a number of leading London design-led architectural firms including Stanton Williams and Feilden Clegg Bradley. At Stanton Williams, she was the project architect responsible for the delivery of the new King’s Cross Square which provides a significant new urban space for central London. She was also project Architect for the Hackney Marshes Centre, a community and sports facility in East London. Both of these projects have won multiple awards.

Larissa has participated in a number of self build projects which have provided hands-on experience of a range of construction materials and techniques and which has significantly informed her practice of architecture.

Larissa began her architectural training at the University of Sydney and was granted a scholarship to complete her studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, graduating in 1999.

Alongside her work in practice, Larissa is a Technical Design Tutor and Guest Critic at the University of Greenwich. She has also participated in the RIBA student mentoring programme at the Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design.