Keith Eric Johnson AIA

Keith Eric Johnson AIA Architect April 16, 1946 ~ July 12, 2013 Keith passed away peacefully on July 12, 2013. Keith was born in Pasadena, California on April 16, 1946 to Kenneth A. Johnson and Marion Highley of Pasadena, California. He graduated from Pasadena High School in 1964, and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture in 1969 from the University of Oregon. After receiving a Masters Degree in Architecture from Columbia University, New York in 1972, he practiced architecture in Honolulu, Hawaii studying under the famous Val Ossipoff, designing the University of Hawaii Medical School and the Waialua Condominiums in Maui. After moving to San Francisco in 1976, he worked for Stone, Marraccini, & Patterson (SMP) Architects, and Gensler & Associates. In 1980, he started his own firm, Keith Eric Johnson, AIA Architect, specializing in health care facilities. He not only practiced architecture in California and Hawaii, but in the states of Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Idaho. He married Barbara Lowe Johnson, of Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1980, and is survived by their two children, Erica Ann and Bret Alan Johnson of Kentfield. Keith is also survived by his younger sister, Gail Orozco (Mike) of Loveland, Colorado, and by their two children, Jason and Seth. While attending the University of Oregon, he joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and ran track under the well-known American Field and Track coach, Bill Bowerman. As a member of the American Institute of Architects, Keith loved studying and reminiscing about his favorite architectural structures and buildings. He was a volunteer fireman for the Kentfield Fire Department and he obtained his amateur radio operators license (KD6ZVK) and was involved in the Amateur Emergency Radio Service program in Marin County. He was a fabulous chef, always looking for and researching recipes and watching cooking shows on TV. He also loved to swim, scuba dive, fish, sail, and snow ski. He loved spending time with his family. Keith was an extremely caring and loving husband and father and he lived his life to the absolute fullest. He will be truly missed. We appreciate the professional staff at Kaiser Hospital, San Rafael, and at Satellite Dialysis, Greenbrae. Keith's wishes were that private celebrations take place with family in Salt Lake City, Utah. In lieu of flowers, donations to the University of Oregon Duck Athletic Fund would be appreciated. Donations can be sent to University of Oregon Duck Athletic Fund, in memory of Keith Eric Johnson, 2727 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, OR, 97401.

Funeral Home

Keaton's Mortuary
1022 E Street San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 453-0571

Published in Marin Independent Journal on July 17, 2013