We make the Rocky Mountains our home because it’s what inspires us – every day. We live here, we raise our families here and we take seriously the responsibility of designing great buildings that will add to an already perfect setting.
David Johnston the president and founder of DJArchitects. With more than 35 years of architectural experience David has elevated DJA to one of the most exciting architecture firms in the Rocky Mountain region. A native of Ohio and a graduate of Miami University of Ohio, David is a registered architect in multiple states and has served on the City of Aspen’s Planning and Zoning Board, Design Review Committees and is a longtime supporter of the Aspen Animal Shelter. He lives in the east end of Aspen with his wife, Anne, and their two daughters.
A native of New Jersey, Brian received his architecture degree from Syracuse University, where he completed his thesis in sustainable design. Today Brian has more than 25 years of expertise designing projects throughout the American West, South,East Coast and the Caribbean. At DJA, Brian is both principal and partner and known for his wide range of architectural capabilities, effective project management and practiced leadership. An enthusiastic traveler, Brian’s design research has taken him around the world. When not in the office, Brian is skiing, mountain biking or exploring with his wife and two sons.
Raised in Michigan and educated at Montana State University, Collin’s architectural influences are rooted in the American West – the power of landscape, quality of light and honesty of vernacular architecture. He is particularly interested in the relevance of modernism to a specific context. His work is sensitive to place, thoughtful in execution, and he works to foster excellence at DJA through design, collaboration and project leadership. An Aspen High School soccer coach, Collin has also received multiple (coveted) 100 Ski Day pins from Aspen Skiing Co.
This New York native and Pratt Institute graduate brings more than 15 years of experience to DJA from firms in both New York and San Francisco. Roger’s projects have ranged from residential renovations and civic projects, to majestic custom homes. His work is based on the knowledge that cohesive design is a result of client needs, characteristics of a site and a strong and well-defined concept. Roger is a Licensed Architect in the State of Colorado. When away from his desk you can find him skiing, mountain biking, trail running, camping and traveling with his wife and daughter.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Fiona completed her Master of Architecture at the University of South Australia following a previous career as a writer and editor. In her work, Fiona seeks to bring the natural environment into the home through the extensive use of glazing, natural light and organic forms and materials. She encourages open dialogue with clients in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of their needs and aspirations and maintains a collaborative relationship to achieve the best results possible. Fiona enjoys the abundance of activities available at her mountain doorstep, including skiing, hiking, rafting and après!
An Aspen native, Wheeler grew up in the mountains learning how design and community are tightly woven together. He relishes the design process, implementing one-of-a-kind details in each project and making plans exceptionally builder friendly. A graduate, with honors, from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Wheeler enjoys practicing yoga, and exploring secluded places on his paddle board which he brings to any new country he visits.