2002 to Present: FORENSIC ARCHITECT AND GOLF COURSE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATOR
Expert witness and forensic investigation for golf course design and safety including serious injury, errant ball shot, golf cart rollover, accidents, slip and fall, premises liability, construction, nets & barriers and property damage. Expertise includes site surveys, reports, construction analysis, cost estimates, exhibits, dispute resolution, depositions and court appearances.
1982 to 2001: MICHAEL S. JOHNSTONE AIA – PRINCIPAL
Private practice in full service building architecture, golf course architecture and forensic services. Expertise in retail stores, shopping centers, commercial structures, restaurants, office interiors, parking lots and structures, golf courses, clubhouses, driving ranges and custom homes. Forensic investigation of commercial and residential construction disputes plus premises liability. Complete architectural design services including safety studies, programming and schematic design, entitlement procurement, construction documents, permitting, contractor selection and construction administration.
1979 to 1982: KAPLAN/McLAUGHLIN/DIAZ – ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER
A 160 person architectural and planning firm in San Francisco. In charge of staff recruitment, professional service and construction contracts, management and planning for major mixed-use development studies in housing, urban mixed-use and adaptive re-use projects throughout the USA.
1976 to 1979: MEYER/JOHNSTONE ASSOCIATES – PRESIDENT
Owned and managed an Architecture and Commercial Interior Design firm in Oakland, California, concentrating on office and medical interiors, retail stores and cafes; complete design and construction administration services.
1974 to 1976: SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING – PLANNER
Planner in charge of historic review of seismic renovation projects and creation of the 100 most significant historic buildings list; assisted in drafting the new residential zoning ordinance and various codes and review ordinances for the City.
1972 to 1974: UNITED PROFESSIONAL CONSTRUCTORS – ARCHITECT
Architect for a design/build organization in Denver, Colorado; responsible for programming, design, construction documents and field supervision for federally funded low-income and elderly multi-family housing, youth activity center and outdoor recreation facilities.