Matthew Johnson

Matt Johnson


Matt Johnson brings a multidisciplinary approach to design and construction, combining a passion for innovation with a focus on value and client results. He is the Structural Engineering Division Head for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s Chicago office, leading a diverse team that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates buildings and infrastructure, structurally complex building enclosures, and non-traditional structures, including complex concrete formwork, structural steel construction, and temporary structures.


He specializes in delivering value at all stages of planning, design, procurement, fabrication, and construction. Matt and the Chicago office continually seek opportunities to implement industry-leading computational methods, pushing the traditional boundaries of the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.


Matt is a leading voice in the field, committed to sharing his expertise through research efforts, publications, and industry presentations. He seeks to advance the profession by playing an active role in several professional organizations, both in the Midwest and throughout the United States.