Roger Johnson - Griffith University Site Planner
Image of Roger Johnson who was responsible for the site planning of Griffith University's foundation campus at Nathan. He was recruited in 1972 by the University while working as the chief architect for the National Capital Development Commission in Canberra. Roger embraced the founding Council's view on preserving as much as possible of the native forest (Toohey Forest) that was to become home to the original Griffith campus. He designed a compact group of buildings where highlighting and respecting the natural bushland was always at the forefront of planning. Roger Johnson was one of a number of skilled and visionary professionals recruited to establish Griffith University. His acumen in preserving the natural area remains a significant part of our organisation's planning today.