Luke Johnson, AIA



Unleash their mission. Unlock their potential.

These brief mantras drive Luke Johnson in his design work and actions each day. He’s a gifted architect with a remarkable knack for achieving design beauty and excellence, yes, but it's how he connects his craft to community impact where he shines even brighter. Luke’s created award-winning and community-transforming work for PK-12 schools, colleges and universities, healthcare organizations and civic entities.

Luke also thrives at sparking positive impact outside his work at CannonDesign. He’s been a board member for the Buffalo Architecture Foundation, served as a chair of the Architecture + Education program and launched an educational outreach program for Buffalo-area Native American youth. His work takes all shapes and trajectories, but it’s all anchored in elevating others.

A few clients and collaborators

  • Education institutions of every scale and type
  • Mission-driven health systems
  • Civic-minded organizations and nonprofits
  • All those committed to paying ingenuity forward


  • Beautiful architecture that fuels communities to achieve brighter futures
  • Synthesizing problems and opportunities into clear design solutions
  • Mentoring future designers of every age


  • Highly engaged father of two boys
  • All things Buffalo. Go Bills. Go UB.
  • Connecting children to new ideas and opportunities