Lawrence “Lonnie” Johns: A Sedulous Architect

Hard work pays off. Just ask Lawrence “Lonnie” Johns, who took his lifelong passion for drawing and turned it into an illustrious career in architecture. When Johns developed a love for drawing in 8th grade, he knew he wanted to continue to use that skill. He took drafting classes in high school and, afterwards, jumped right into the architecture program …

Thomas Hughes: Building a Future

After just taking a few drafting classes at Hillside High School in Durham, North Carolina, a teenaged Thomas Hughes knew he wanted to pursue a career in architecture. When it was time for Hughes to select a college in 1975, he based his decision on whether or not the school had an established architecture program — something that was not …