Chet has practiced landscape architecture in Michigan and the Midwest since the early 1970s. His expertise spans the areas of park and recreation planning, streetscape design, trail planning and design, public workshop facilitation, community revitalization, urban design, and campus planning. Chet served as the City of Ann Arbor’s principal park planner for 15 years and is currently an adjunct professor of landscape architecture at the University of Michigan.


1989 Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Michigan
1970 Bachelor of Science: Landscape Architecture, Michigan State University


2002 to Present The Johnson Hill Land Ethics Studio, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1993 to 2002 Johnson Hill and Associates, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan
1992 to 1993 Peter Walker William Johnson Partners Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan
1989 to 1992 William J. Johnson Associates, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan
1974 to 1989 City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Department, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1976 to 1980 Hill/Raynes/McMan Collaborative, Dexter, Michigan


1994 to Present Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment

Civic and Professional Associations

Ann Arbor Design Review Board 2011 to Present
Congress for the New Urbanism
American Society of Landscape Architects, President, Michigan Chapters 1989
Executive Committee, Michigan Chapter 1986 to 1990
Leslie Science Center Advisory Committee 1989 to 1990
Village of Dexter Downtown Development Authority 1989 to 1990
Village of Dexter Parks Commission 1988 to 1994
Village of Dexter of Planning Commission 1976 to 1978


Landscape Architect, Michigan, No. 869

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