Meet JNS: Alicia Johannesen and Tyler Myers

Meet JNS: Alicia Johannesen and Tyler Myers

Our team at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE continues to grow, with dynamic designers ready to bring their skills to new projects. We recently welcomed intern architect Alicia Johannesen and interior designer Tyler Myers.

Alicia is passionate about both multifamily and hospitality projects, having spent seven years framing houses and building furniture in New England before gravitating toward a career in architecture. Tyler comes to JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE after working in the Pacific Northwest for several years. A native Coloradan, Tyler received his Interior Architecture degree from Colorado State University. He brings an extensive background in hospitality design, as well as experience in multifamily, commercial and retail design.


In Alicia’s own words:

I have enjoyed witnessing many of the firm’s projects go up in Denver just a few blocks from where I live. This is a firm that does great contextual design work in typologies I love – multi-family and hospitality – and I wanted to be a part of it!

What is the best advice you’ve been given?
The advice was given to me by my granny Franny: Never be afraid to ask a question.

What is your favorite thing about Colorado?
Getting into the mountains to Nordic ski or bike.

If I weren’t an Architect I would be…
A potter. I love throwing clay on the wheel and making wonky coffee mugs for my family and friends.

What is your background?
I worked framing houses and building furniture in New England for seven years before embarking on a career in architecture. More recently, I have spent time working in Hong Kong at an international practice with a focus in conceptual design.


In Tyler’s own words:

Why did you join JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE? 
I chose JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE because I admire the aesthetic, care and quality of the projects the team produces. I kept coming across impressive projects the firm completed on social media and was excited to see that the office was based out of Denver.

Interior Design is…
The coalition of time, place, context, and audience. Good design can change minds and create culture.

What is your favorite thing about Colorado?
How dry the climate is. Really…humidity is the worst.

If I weren’t an Interior Designer I would be…
A graphic designer. I always find myself being captivated by good graphics and good brands.

What is your background?
I grew up in a small-town setting in Eastern Colorado and have always craved a better built environment. That led me to pursue and earn a degree in Interior Architecture from Colorado State University. After graduating, I left Colorado for the Pacific Northwest, working both in Seattle and Portland. To take the next step in my design career and to be closer to family, I decided to move back to Colorado in the fall of 2018 which brought me to JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE.