Whitney Johnson

Adjunct Faculty

Whitney Johnson

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design


Master of Integrated Design and Construction, Auburn University
Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University

LEED AP BD+C
Associate AIA
Associate NOMA

Whitney Johnson is an emerging professional in Nashville, TN with 5 years of experience working at EOA Architects. Originally from Birmingham, AL, she began her studies at Auburn University in 2010 as a transfer student from Lawson State Community College. She graduated from Auburn in 2014 with a Bachelor of Architecture. She completed her 5th-year thesis at Rural Studio where she studied the 20K house product and prototypes, as well as built a new 2-bedroom 20K House named Idella’s House. She also received a Master of Integrated Design and Construction from Auburn in 2015. Whitney is well on her way to licensure with only a couple of tests left to complete. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for AIA Middle Tennessee as the liaison for its newly formed Government Advocacy Committee. She is also an active member of NOMAnash, the local chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects. Whitney is interested in combatting the effects of gentrification in minority communities, in addition to addressing and reducing the pipeline challenges as they relate to the profession of architecture.

Interest areas in research and practice:
Combatting the effects of gentrification in minority communities through design, planning and policy, in addition to addressing and reducing the pipeline challenges as they relate to the BIPOC communities’ access to and retention within the profession of architecture.