Jeffrey Johnson, AIA is the director of the School of Architecture at the University of Kentucky College of Design and a principal of SLAB Architecture. Johnson’s current work and research focuses on critical conditions that exist at the intersection of architecture and the city, with an emphasis on those that have resulted from the forces of rapid urbanization. In addition to his investigations into the radical transformations of China’s urban landscape through the proliferation of superblock development, Johnson has spent a number of years examining the causes and implications of the unprecedented surge of new museum construction across the country. Prior to joining the University of Kentucky, Johnson taught for over ten years at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, where he was the founding director of China Lab and the director of Studio-X Beijing. He has also taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and at Tongji University in Shanghai. Johnson was the Curator and Co-Academic Director of the 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Shenzhen, China.