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Industry Veteran to Lead Watry Design’s Texas Expansion and Extend Firm’s Airport Roster

Watry Design, Inc. announced today that Michael Johnson will be joining the firm. With more than thirty years of experience, he will strengthen the firm’s commitment to delivering a high level of service to their parking design clients both regionally and firm wide.

Michael joins Watry Design most recently from Walter P. Moore in Dallas. His background is in project programming, parking design, parking guidance systems, project management and business development for projects including the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Terminal A New Enhanced Parking Structure, the Orlando International Airport South Terminal APM and Garage and the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport Parking Garage.

“This is a significant development for the firm, which is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year,” said John Purinton, Watry Design Principal. “It represents our commitment to expanding not only regionally, but also our depth in airport and parking guidance system expertise. Michael’s addition will help propel our Texas market to the next level.”

Michael’s background also includes projects such as the UT Southwest William P. Clements Employee Garage and Staff Garage and the Texas State San Marcos Matthews Street Parking Structure.

Michael will add to Watry Design’s Texas-based expertise. The firm opened its Austin office in 2011 while designing the parking structure for the Oliver McMillan’s highly successful River Oaks District in Houston, which is nearing completion. Watry Design is also currently working with HKS in Dallas on the Village Town Center project.


Hannah Brooks


July 20, 2015

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Michael Johnson has over 30 years of experience in architecture with over 15 years dedicated to the parking industry. He has led or contributed to over 150 parking and design projects. As an Associate Principal for Watry Design, Inc., Michael leads the firm’s Dallas, TX office and champions the firm’s continued growth throughout Texas with projects. Michael is an active member of the National Parking Association's Parking Consultants Council, the Texas Parking Association and the American Association of Airport Executives. He has penned and spoken on a number of industry topics, such as Programming for Airports, Medical Centers and Higher Education.

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