Baltimore, MD (March 11. 2015) – Camessia Johnson, Assoc. AIA, is an Architectural and Graphic Designer at BCT Architects. Working at BCT has given Ms. Johnson the opportunity to work on a variety of design projects including mixed-use, retail, senior living, office, masterplanning, and environmental graphics. In May 2014, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design from Morgan State University, where she graduated Cum Laude. She was one of four recipients of the Inaugural Future Architect’s Resources (FAR) Scholarship in 2014 and now serves as 2015 Co-Chair for the FAR Committee. She has expressed that winning this award opened many doors and served as a platform to expand her professional network.
Since winning the award, Camessia has been dedicated to giving back through AIABaltimore and the FAR Committee. Her love of children and passion for arts, culture, community sustainability, and education is what motivates her to inspire youth to become more knowledgeable about careers in architecture. She is dedicated to serving as a role model and mentor while in turn, honing her professional, leadership, and design expertise. She is an active volunteer and outreach organizer for Morgan State, Doors Open Baltimore, and the WIA Committee.
As a two year participant in the CivicLAB grassroots and leadership development initiative, her ambition goes beyond entry into the profession and toward a vision of design achievement and leadership at the highest levels. She hopes that her success stories, positive attitude, energy, enthusiasm, and outreach efforts help to encourage and assist students to be confident leaders early in their academic and professional careers.