KELLYE J. JOHNSON, AIA, NCARB
Kellye Johnson brings more than twenty-five years of practical architectural experience to Sterling Barnett Little, Inc. As a Principal of the firm, she serves its clients in the roles of Senior Facility Programmer and Planner.
Kellye began her collegiate studies at Texas Woman’s University in 1979 and transferred to the University of Texas at Arlington in 1980 for the completion of her degrees. Kellye earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Architecture, with Honors, in 1983, a Bachelors of Arts in German Degree in 1984, and a Masters of Architecture Degree in 1986. While in graduate school, she worked in an architectural office and served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. At the completion of graduate school, Kellye was the recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Fund Certificate of Merit for Excellence in the Study of Architecture. Kellye was a committed student, elected to multiple honor societies, who has continued her education through a variety of jobs and seminars in her professional career.
Kellye joined The Craycroft Architects, Inc. as an Intern in 1984. She served primarily in the production of construction documents for various residential and hospitality projects ranging in scale from private homes to apartment to hotel complexes.
In 1986, Kellye left the office environment to pursue teaching when she joined a joint venture program under the auspices of the Texas International Education Consortium in conjunction with the University of Texas at Arlington and Institute Teknologi MARA in Shah Alam, Malaysia. As a lecturer in a Malaysian University, she was responsible for teaching basic Architectural design, drawing, and theory courses. She also served in a variety of other roles and tasks including academic advisor, assembly and review of student portfolios and exhibitions, and selection of textbooks.
Kellye returned to the States in 1988 to complete the required internship for Licensure. She joined VHA – Health Facilities Group as a Project Designer. Primary responsibilities included programming and planning on a variety of healthcare projects ranging from master plans to design implementation.
After obtaining her architectural license, Kellye joined Rees Associates, Inc. as a Facility Programmer and Planner. Kellye worked on more than 30 projects as the principle programmer and/or planner in addition to significant roles on multiple other projects. Many of these assignments were completed with Jim Little or Mike Barnett. As an Associate in the firm, she also served in a variety of roles in marketing and office management. Kellye left Rees in 1995 to join Sterling Barnett Little, Inc.
Kellye is both a licensed architect and interior designer in the State of Texas. She is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). An extensive and enthusiastic traveler, Kellye has traveled in more than 50 countries on five continents. Kellye enjoys mission activities and the outdoors.