Ursula Johnson, who has worked on architectural projects that engage community members in the development and design process, has been named the first recipient of a District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA) scholarship to attend Georgetown University’s Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate program at the School of Continuing Studies.
Donated by Balfour Beatty Construction and other DCBIA members, the need-based scholarship is a partnership between DCBIA and Georgetown. The scholarship, worth about $32,500, is competitively awarded to a District resident “whose background or experience, when evaluated holistically, suggests he or she is uniquely able to contribute to the diversity of the Georgetown community.”
Currently working at The District Architecture Center, Johnson has worked with top firms, including Gensler and Shalom Baranes Associates, and recently received a LEED Green Associate designation. A former member of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ Cultural Facilities Project Review Panel, Johnson engages community input in her projects and will serve as an industry leader in promoting inclusive real estate development that has a positive impact on the District.