About Us

Building Dreams

Until you Dream, University of Dubuque


Straka Johnson Architects, P.C.
A Professional Corporation in Iowa and Illinois

Firm Founded
April 1, 1980

Business Address
3555 Digital Drive
Dubuque, Iowa 52003
563-556-8877 – Phone
800-215-0110 – Watts
563-556-0367 – Fax
info@sjarch.com – E-mail

We are a full-service architectural design firm serving the Tri-state area. We have worked on a wide range of project types including religious institutions, educational facilities, health care facilities, industrial facilities, recreational facilities, commercial institutions, transportation terminals and facilities, restaurants, multi-family residential and single family residential projects. Whether new construction or historic renovation, we view each project as a unique opportunity to creatively address your design needs.

Our standard architectural services include Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Document drawings. Other services may include: master planning, program development, interior design, landscape design, furniture design, site analysis, LEED implementation, stakeholders meetings, code and guideline compliance studies (e.g. Veterans Affairs and ADA), construction cost estimates, life-cycle cost analysis, and construction observation.

Our firm’s goal is to develop successful building projects that meet your specific needs. We realize the key to a successful project is listening to your needs and by listening, we are able to translate your dreams into architecture. This process and commitment to our clients has resulted in lasting relationships across the full spectrum of our work.

From Our Customers and Colleagues

Meeting the Straka-Johnson Architects team members after reviewing their innovative plans for replacing Prescott Elementary, our School Board was won over to their efficient and qualitative use of space and their dedication to the use of natural light. Prescott was a marvelous stepping stone to George Washington Carver Elementary School, another gem in the DCSD community of schools.” – Donna Bauerly, Ph.D., ex DCSD Board President and 13 year school board member

I have been involved in the construction industry working with countless Architecture firms for more than 50 years and Straka Johnson Architects design capabilities rank among the best. They are a committed team member through the entire construction process.” – Steve Conlon, President – Conlon Construction Company

You don’t have to look too far in the Dubuque area to see examples of the stunning capabilities of Straka-Johnson Architects. I have seen their talented work woven in to the designs of office buildings, schools, churches, homes and many other structures. If you want your building to make a statement that you can be proud of, call Straka-Johnson.” – Kevin Lynch, Owner – Net-Smart, Inc, City of Dubuque Council Member.