Florida Gulf Coast University’s Fine Arts #2 Music Building received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in February 2011. The initial project goal was for the LEED Silver Certification, so achieving the Gold level was especially rewarding for the University. Johnson Engineering was part of the project team that helped navigate the project through the certification process with determinants such as site development – maximizing open space, development density & community connectivity, stormwater management – quantity and quality, alternative transportation – fuel efficient vehicles & parking capacity, and heat island effect non-roof. This is the third building on campus to achieve LEED certification and the University has made it a commitment that all future buildings become LEED certified. Johnson Engineering is proud to work with the University and help them achieve their goal of creating a learning and working space that is deeply rooted in environmental awareness.
Matt has been with Johnson Engineering since 2000 and has more than four decades of experience in the field of surveying. Matt became a partner of Johnson Engineering in 2005 and is the firm’s Director of Survey and Mapping. He has performed surveys for the public and private sector of Southwest Florida for many years. Matt has performed surveys for large landowners such as Babcock, Kitson Partners, United States Sugar Corporation, Hilliard Brothers of Florida, ALICO, McDaniel Ranch, Bob Paul, Inc. and Bonita Bay Group. Surveys included boundary surveys, topographic surveys, route/right-of-way surveys, construction layout and control surveys. He was born and raised in Hendry County and has a thorough working knowledge of Southwest Florida.