Anita SummersAIA, NCARB


Anita Summers’ genuine warmth is felt by clients and suppliers alike as she builds trusted relationships across the hospitality, building and design industries. She orchestrates a natural harmony between interiors and architecture and oversees lighting design for the studio. Anita grasps the powerful emotional appeal of a well-lit space. Often partnering with artisans to create exceptional, custom pieces, she transforms a status quo restaurant into a warm and intimate dinner party, causing hushed admiration for the love on the plate and the company at the table. She can equally set a room aflame with bright bursts of sparkling energy that make the possibilities of one evening seem endless. It’s all about the drama. The trick is subtlety, and at this, Anita excels. Anita has spent her 25 year career working at The Johnson Studio, where she began her journey as an architect. She was named Associate Principal in 2016 and Principal in 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University. To see and feel Anita’s talent, visit the rich Rathbun’s, cozy Krog Bar, and opulent Ecco in Atlanta; dramatic Legal Sea Foods in Boston; and luxurious Fearing’s at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas.