Chris Johnson is also Director of the NSW Secretariat in the Year of the Built Environment 2004.
He is a member of the Central Sydney Planning Committee, Heritage Council of NSW, the Board of Architects of NSW and the South Sydney Development Corporation and is the past President of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (NSW Chapter).
Chris chairs the Sydney Olympic Park Design Review Panel and the Sydney Harbour Design Review Panel and is Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Sydney and at the University of Technology Sydney. He has three Masters degrees in Built Environment, History and Theory of Architecture, and Cultural Heritage.
Chris Johnson has written a number of books including Greening Sydney – landscaping the urban fabric, Shaping Sydney - Public Architecture and Civic Decorum, Celebrating Sydney 2000 – 100 Legacies, James Barnet, Australian Architecture Now and Geometries of Power. His next book is due out in July 2004.
In his role as NSW Government Architect, Chris Johnson is a contributor to debate about the future direction of cities particularly the metropolitan areas of Sydney. He has written numerous articles for newspapers and contributed to radio and television programmes on these issues.
Chris is Adjunct Professor of Architecture at both the University of Technology, Sydney and the University of Sydney.