Johnson Engineering building

Gundersen & Wilson Architects

  • Built

The Johnson Engineering building is an example of late modernism where buildings began to take on the characteristics of abstract solid blocks with much greater mass than the rather flat planes of their predecessors. With the popularity of air-conditioning and other environmental controls, vast expanses of operable windows with screens and shade devices became much less necessary.

But natural light is still uniquely diffused into this building through gardened pockets. The windows are recessed into the main structure of the building and in those recesses are small courtyard-like plantings that bring the natural light deep into the interior.

Johnson Engineering is also one of just a few modern brick buildings that kept in the historic tradition of using masonry like many older downtown Fort Myers buildings.

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