The immensely respected principal and managing partner of one of a company which has become synonymous with the growth of Dubai, Johnson and his company have been the recipients of numerous awards. The British architect began his career in 1973 in London before moving to Dubai two years later. When the existing principal announced he was leaving the company Johnson was working for he invited former colleagues to join him as he realised the immense potential the region held. In 1989 he joined forces with GAJ and established its local presence, becoming an extremely influential voice both across the architectural profession and within the governing and administrative bodies of the region. Johnson has designed some of the most recognizable buildings in the UAE, including the Dubai Creek Golf Club which features on the 20 Dirhams banknote.