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Design Leaders

Bill Johnson FAIA

Design Principal
HOK Board + Design Board Member
Kansas City

+1 816 472 3360


Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson, FAIA, is the design principal for HOK’s Kansas City office. 

Recognized as a leader in the design of sports and entertainment facilities, Bill’s portfolio of work includes professional, civic and collegiate facilities across the country. His approach is defined by his ability to develop integrated solutions that achieve the unique objectives of each client and contribute to the vitality of the broader community. Over the course of his career, Bill has applied his expertise and design sensitivity to a wide variety of project types to create award-winning mixed-use, corporate office and civic projects.

Sports Business Journal named Bill to its list of “power players” in sports facility design and development. He was a member of Sports Business Journal’s inaugural “Forty Under 40” class, which recognizes the best and brightest in sports business.

What inspires you?

“I believe that every project has the opportunity to be greater than the sum of its parts. Having worked on a wide variety of sports, entertainment, corporate and mixed-use projects, the most rewarding challenge for me is bringing together these diverse project types to create inspiring places for the people and communities they serve.”


Super Bowl MVP? Rave Reviews for Mercedes-Benz Stadium | HOK News

The Case for Higher-Capacity MLS Stadiums | VenuesNow

Four Design Features on Mercedes-Benz Stadium You Need to Experience | HOK News

Next-Gen Stadiums and Redesigning the Fan Experience | SEGD

Adapting to Changing Fan Preferences | Building Design + Construction

Interview With Bill Johnson | The Tao of Sports Podcast

ENR Names Bill Johnson a Top 25 Newsmaker | HOK News



University of Kansas 
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Design