Antoinette Marie Johnson
July 31, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Center / Architecture + Design
part of a series on Underdog
About the speaker
As founder and CEO of Cohere, Antoinette leads the creative agency’s mission to transform under-utilized spaces and stories. With her unique background in urban planning and branding, she has helped revitalize over 8M square feet of space in markets like Philadelphia, Baltimore, Denver, NYC and more. Under her direction, Cohere measures their success by how many communities they impact with newly designed cohesive brand experiences. Their clients in real estate, hospitality, food and impact are tackling projects like redesigning boutique hotels, influencing climate change through food and introducing more independent brands to new cities.
Antoinette regularly contributes to publications such as Forbes, The Business Journal, Technical.ly and other great thought leadership outlets. Her personal mission is to help people become the “best versions of themselves”, which in turn helps our cities reach their own full potential through projects + people.
Because of Antoinette’s unique skill set to help stakeholders of multiple projects “cohere” around their shared goals on behalf of the best interest of a project, she has been invited to serve on some impactful boards such as:
- The Urban Land Institute
- The Arts & Business Council in Philadelphia (Chamber of Commerce)
- Independent Lodging Council indy hotel guidance committee
- Choice Market, a locally sourced convenient store model serving as CMO
Center / Architecture + Design // The Center provides Philadelphia with educational programs, exhibitions, and a public forum to explore architecture, urban planning, and design, allowing visitors the opportunity to understand how these disciplines affect us all in our daily lives. Using our city’s distinctive breadth of architecture, pioneering urban design, and manufacturing heritage as the foundation for conversation, we educate the public through talks, exhibitions, publications, hands-on workshops, design competitions, festivals, and children’s programming.
Counter Culture Coffee is dedicated to finding and bringing to market the most exciting and delicious coffees in the world. We approach our work with a passion for the ideal of coffee perfection, a dedication to real sustainability, and a commitment to cutting-edge education throughout the coffee chain.
honeygrow is a fast-casual restaurant concept born in Philadelphia in 2012, specializing in wholesome, fully customizable stir-fries, salads, honeybars + cold pressed juices. honeygrow’s mission is to connect with each community it calls “home,” offering up amazing experiences through the lens of nourishing foods.
BYOMug! We’re going green(er). Bring your own mug, thermos, or tumbler to help us cut down waste. If you forget, no worries; we’ve got mugs you can borrow or snazzy recyclable cups with our hashtag on them! #CMPHL
CENTER / ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
// Getting to the Center //
The Center, located near Philadelphia’s City Hall and just across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, is easily accessible by foot, bike, bus, subway, regional rail, cab, + car. For detailed information on public transit options, check out SEPTA.org.
// Parking //
The Center has partnered with Parking Panda to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking nearby. First time customers receive a 15% discount. View real-time availability and pricing at many convenient lots and garages on their interactive map. For more parking options, including on-street + unreserved, check out PhilaPark.org.