Firm Overview

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
563-556-0367 – Fax – E-mail

Straka Johnson Architects, P.C. is a full-service Architecture Firm serving the Tri-state Area for over 40 years. Our work includes Award Winning Designs and Construction for a variety of project types including, Commercial, Pre-K to 12 Education, Higher Education, Single Family Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Senior Living, Hospitality, Religious, Historical Renovation, Healthcare, Master Planning, Industrial, Recreational, Transportation, and Restaurants.  Our philosophy is to continually listen to our clients and absorb the essence of their needs, requirements, and desires. The ability to listen is the foundation of our service to you.

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.

The Straka-Johnson team provides an inclusive planning process to solicit input at all levels.  They truly listen to their clients to create efficient and effective work spaces.  Their knowledge, experience, and creative thinking yield Innovative designs that demonstrate a big-picture perspective needed for any project.”
Liang Chee Wee, Ph.D., President, Northeast Iowa Community College