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Darin Johnstone is a Los Angeles based architect and educator. He is Principal and CEO of djA (darin johnstone Architecture) established in 2004, and a founding member of the architectural design collaborative flux. djA engages architecture as an overarching discipline accepting a wide range of design challenges including architecture, urban planning, landscape design, interior design, furniture design, and installation projects. The practice recently completed a new building renovation to house Art Center College of Design’s Fine Art and Illustration departments in Pasadena and a new bar / arcade ‘EightyTwo’ in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles. Johnstone’s work has been published in Architectural Record, LA Architect, LA Weekly, Los Angeles magazine, Metalocus, 306090, and Surface magazine, amongst others. Johnstone has received various awards, including an AIA award for the installation 'drop' and multiple grants for the DID program. Johnstone received his Bachelor of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University.