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  HOK JohnsonDiversey Global Headquarters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
SC Johnson Wax's new Commercial Products Headquarters is a 250,000-square-foot office and laboratory facility designed to be a "model of environmental responsibility."
Samuel C. Johnson, then chairman of SC Johnson and a member of the President's Council for Sustainable Development.
Johnson, who wanted the building to serve as a benchmark for environmentally responsible design and construction, believed the building could do this only if built within conventional cost parameters.
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  Johnson Wax Headquarters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Johnson Wax Headquarters (1936-1939), the world headquarters and administration building of the SC Johnson Wax Company in Racine, Wisconsin was designed by American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, for the company's president, Herbert F. "Hib" Johnson.
Herbert Johnson, needing a new chair design, purportedly asked Wright to sit in one of the three-legged chairs and, after Wright fell from the chair, the architect designed new chairs for Johnson Wax with four legs; these chairs, and the other office furniture designed by Wright, are still used.
The Johnson Wax buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Administration Building and the Research Tower were each chosen by the American Institute of Architects as two of seventeen buildings by the architect to be retained as examples of his contribution to American culture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Johnson_Wax_Headquarters   (813 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Samuel Johnson Dies; Industrialist Expanded Cleaning-Product Firm
Johnson, who was listed in Forbes magazine last year as the 25th-richest American with a net worth of $7.4 billion, ran one of the country's largest family-controlled companies from 1967 until his retirement in 2000.
Johnson was praised for speaking openly about his alcoholism in a documentary film, "Carnauba: A Son's Memoir." The movie documents Mr.
Johnson's efforts in 1998 to re-create a flight his father made in the 1930s from Racine to Brazil in search of the rare carnauba palm, a renewable source of wax.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A50677-2004May23?language=printer   (533 words)

  
 Wingspread - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The living room is the centre of the home, and four wings extend from it to four "zones": the master bedroom, the children’s rooms, the kitchen and servants' quarters, and the guestrooms/garage.
Johnson was also Wright's client for the Johnson Wax Headquarters Building in Racine.
Wingspread is no longer a residence; it was donated by Johnson and his wife to The Johnson Foundation in 1959 as an international educational conference facility.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wingspread   (169 words)

  
 SC Johnson :: Johnson Family Embarks on Journey to Find Original Carnauba Airplane
In 1998, Johnson, his father and brother retraced the expedition in a replica of the Carnauba plane, completing a historic family journey chronicled in the film Carnauba, A Son's Memoir.
SC Johnson is a family-owned and -managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates.
It was retraced in 1998 by the late Sam Johnson and his sons, Fisk and Curt Johnson, flying a replica of the Carnauba.
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 Philip Johnson dead at 98 | MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Johnson supported fascism (and it doesn't necessarily follow that he was necessarily anti-semitic) in the 30s, a fact he himself made public later in his life.
Johnson went on to cite a picture that appeared in the Springfield Evening Union the previous month depicting victims of the war and said that it was taken in Brooklyn.
Johnson continued to cite instances of purported anti-German propaganda in the American papers, according to the account "The newspapers lied about the war in Poland, he [Johnson] said, averring that the countryside was not made destitute as reported.
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 Controls Group - Cont'd.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Johnson Controls is taking advantage of the outsourcing opportunity by providing customers with integrated facilities management, which is the fastest growing segment of our controls business.
Johnson Controls provides full time, on-site staff to operate and maintain a single commercial building, a global portfolio of facilities, or all of the support services for a government installation.
Johnson Controls also provides staff to operate and maintain U.S. Federal Government facilities such as the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where we handle operations and maintenance for 1,500 buildings.
www.johnsoncontrols.com /annualreports/1997/p16-17.htm   (497 words)

  
 Job Opportunities at SC Johnson Wax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Incorporated in 1932 as S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., it is familiarly known throughout the world as SC Johnson Wax.
SC Johnson Wax is one of the world's leading manufacturers of products for home, personal care and insect control.
SC Johnson Wax also maintains a number of sales offices and sales and distribution centers in the United States and has subsidiaries in 49 countries.
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 SC Johnson-Our Philosophy-SC Johnson Fund, Inc.
The SC Johnson Fund, Inc. contributes to the well being of the communities where our employees and their families work and live by supporting organizations and programs to improve the quality of life and increase the sustainability of those communities.
The SC Johnson Fund, Inc. is supported by SC Johnson, Johnson Wax Professional and Johnson Polymer and was incorporated in the State of Wisconsin in 1959.
It should be noted that the majority of the SC Johnson Fund, Inc. charitable dollars will be applied to programs focused on the area where the majority of our employees live and work.
www.scjohnsonwax.com /family/fam_com_phi_fun.asp   (831 words)

  
 Samuel Johnson presents film
Johnson always thought the trip was about high adventure on the Amazon, but his experience unfolded itself entirely differently.
Johnson graduated from Cornell in 1950 and in 1954 joined the then-named Johnson Wax Co., founded by his great-grandfather, Samuel Curtis Johnson, in 1886.
The Johnson family enterprises employ about 16,000 people worldwide (a Johnson flag is planted in over 70 countries) and have combined estimated sales of nearly $6 billion annually.
www.news.cornell.edu /http://www.n/Chronicle/01/4.5.01/Johnson_film.html   (676 words)

  
 Johnson Wax Professional becomes JohnsonDiversey - The Business Journal of Milwaukee:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Johnson Wax Professional has completed its acquisition of DiverseyLever, the institutional and industrial cleaning business of Unilever plc, Amsterdam, and has changed its name to JohnsonDiversey Inc., Johnson Wax said Monday.
Johnson Wax said the name change reflects the integrated approach the company will take toward servicing its customers around the world.
The consolidation of DiverseyLever and Racine-based Johnson Wax Professional, the institutional and industrial cleaning business of the SC Johnson Wax family of companies, is the largest ever in that market, said Johnson Wax management.
milwaukee.bizjournals.com /milwaukee/stories/2002/05/06/daily2.html   (663 words)

  
 The Bottom Line » Fisk moves ahead with future memorial to Sam Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The late HF Johnson Jr., Fisk Johnson’s grandfather, had wanted to locate a sustainable supply of carnauba palm, which produced the wax then used in Johnson’s Wax.
Johnson said the overall project will also upgrade the tunnels which connect the SCJ buildings, and create more green space on the campus while hiding some of the parking.
I admire Fisk Johnson for his commitment to his father and to the principles he embraced.The planned memorial and changes will serve well to remind this community how Sam and Jean, along with the employees of the company have stood by and supported the Racine area.
www.journaltimes.com /nucleus/index.php?itemid=6463   (781 words)

  
 SC Johnson: The Golden Rondelle Theater Films
What began as a new office building for SC Johnson Wax has become a testament to the foresight of H. Johnson, Jr.
Johnson's interest in Frank Lloyd Wright continued and in 1947 construction began on the Research and Development Tower.
Although by architectural standards the SC Johnson Wax Administration Center and Research Tower are relatively new, it is the intent of the company to maintain the buildings' integrity throughout the years.
www.racinecounty.com /golden/wright.htm   (569 words)

  
 Behind the Viewfinder - Mark Hertzberg -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The president of SC Johnson Wax threw gallons of gasoline on a simmering fire a month ago when he made major speech to the chamber of commerce saying he would reluctantly vote against the proposal because he thought it would be just throwing more money into a bottomless pit.
About a dozen students, most of them from Walden III Middle and High School, protest across from the headquarters of Johnson Wax Tuesday March 9, 1999 in support of the proposed referendum for the Racine Unified School District.
I was at district headquarters to cover the referendum, while Jim Slosiarek and Liana Cooper covered the mayoral candidates.
www.digitalstoryteller.com /BTV99/hertzberg/0415.shtml   (1617 words)

  
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Using the headquarters that Wright designed for the Johnson Wax Company in Racine, Wisconsin as your primary example, discuss Wright's use of International principles.
The Johsnon Wax Building, situated in the decrepit jowls of Racine, Illinois has little choice but to be part of the International Style.
Moreover, even if it does have some it was minimized by Frank Lloyd Wright, father of modern architecture, who insisted that the building's name not be plastered on the outside wall in large gaudy letters, because the best architects never make their craftsmanship obvious.
www.eecs.harvard.edu /~aaron/trap/000.html   (2089 words)

  
 SC Johnson-Our Philosophy-SC Johnson Fund, Inc.
The SC Johnson Fund, Inc. contributes to the well being of the communities where our employees and their families work and live by supporting organizations and programs to improve the quality of life and increase the sustainability of those communities.
The SC Johnson Fund, Inc. is supported by SC Johnson, Johnson Wax Professional and Johnson Polymer and was incorporated in the State of Wisconsin in 1959.
It should be noted that the majority of the SC Johnson Fund, Inc. charitable dollars will be applied to programs focused on the area where the majority of our employees live and work.
www.scjohnson.com /family/fam_com_phi_fun.asp   (829 words)

  
 Johnson Wax
The S. Johnson Wax corporate headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin is a complex of structurally remarkable buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Johnson Wax Research Tower, although seemingly simple because of its minimalist approach, is a very complex structure in one way- precision.
The only way it is possible for the tower to stand upright, the only way it could withstand the vertical, lat eral, shear and radial forces was through absolute precision of construction.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~struct/resources/case_studies/case_studies_cantilevers/wright_johnson_wax/wright_johnson_wax.html   (1111 words)

  
 SC Johnson-Press Information
With that, the film was made and shown in the Johnson Wax pavilion at the Fair.
This brave move was the right decision for SC Johnson, as “To Be Alive!” quickly became one of the fair’s most popular exhibits.
SC Johnson is a family-owned and -managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates.
www.scjohnson.com /family/fam_pre_pre_news.asp?art_id=184   (905 words)

  
 Johnson Wax Building - Frank Lloyd Wright - Great Buildings Online
S. Johnson and Son Administration Building (1936, additions 1951) and Johnson Research Tower (1944).
The main office work space is articulated by dendriform columns capable of supporting six times the weight imposed upon them, a fact Wright had to demonstrate in order to obtain a building permit.
"There in the Johnson Building you catch no sense of enclosure whatever at any angle, top or sides....Interior space comes free, you are not aware of any boxing in at all.
www.greatbuildings.com /buildings/Johnson_Wax_Building.html   (511 words)

  
 The New York World's Fair Community > The Golden Rondelle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It is a testament to Johnson's wisdom that the Golden Rondelle has been preserved for the public to enjoy as a building and as a venue to see special interest films such as "To be Alive" and "Carnauba."
The Johnsons folks claim the film is a restoration of the original.
His son, Sam Johnson, was very skeptical at the time but later came to see his father's wisdom.
www.peacethroughunderstanding.org /lofiversion/index.php/t4310.html   (1452 words)

  
 Johnson Diversey Case Study USGBC
The Johnson family has a long history of emphasizing sustainability in the operation of their company.
H.F. Johnson took a historic flight in 1935 to Brazil in order to study the sustainability of carnauba palms.
The Johnson family’s sensitivity to the environment continued through the 20th century, and in the 1970s, SC Johnson Wax voluntarily eliminated the use of all CFCs in their aerosol products.
www.momentum-advantage.com /johnson-diversey-case-study-usgbc.htm   (996 words)

  
 Wright In Wisconsin - Sites
Since its opening on April 22, 1939, the SC Johnson Wax Administration Building has been a "mecca" for tourists, architects and Frank Lloyd Wright devotees from around the world.
Today the building remains in use as the international headquarters for SC Johnson Wax.
The bricks used in the building are unusual in that more than 200 sizes and shapes of brick were made to form the angles and curves used by Wright.
www.wrightinwisconsin.org /WisconsinSites/SCJohnson/Default.asp   (129 words)

  
 CIVL 1101 - History of Concrete Construction
The entire Johnson Wax headquarters complex was hailed as being among the best of Wright's creations.
The Johnson Wax Tower, however, provided the impetus for Bertrand Goldberg's twin towers of Marina City, though on a vastly different scale.
The Chicago 60story high-rise, erected in 1962, heralded the beginning of the use of reinforced concrete in modern skyscrapers and with it, competition for the steel frame.
www.ce.memphis.edu /1101/notes/concrete/section_2_history.html   (2250 words)

  
 Frank Lloyd Wright's star eclipses his buildings - Entertainment news, gossip & muNew Zealand's source for ...
NEW YORK: Frank Lloyd Wright is remembered as America's most acclaimed architect and iconic designer, but many of his most famous buildings seem unable to withstand the stresses of time.
Wright, who died in 1959 at 92, was one of the world's most prolific architects, designing homes, churches and office buildings like the Johnson Wax headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin, as well as public spaces including the famed white spiral of the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
But in keeping with his concept of "organic architecture," Wright's buildings are typically low-lying, with clean, horizontal lines blending into their natural surroundings.
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 JS Online:
Extended tours of the S.C. Johnson Wax building (1936), the Johnson family home, Wingspread (1937), and other buildings designed by people deeply influenced by Wright's vision will be available.
In addition, there will be two one-hour talks by Edgar Tafel, an apprentice at Taliesen during the construction of both Wingspread and the Johnson Wax headquarters.
Saturday in the Golden Rondelle Theater on the Johnson Wax campus, 1525 Howe St., Racine, are open only to those with tour tickets.
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 100 ICONS: The real movers and shakers
Achievements: Perhaps the most publicity conscious of the 1970s-'90s architects, Johnson's design for Hines' Pennzoil Place headquarters in downtown Houston in 1975 put name-brand architecture on the map.
Achievements: He and Bill Pederson took their small New York firm to the pinnacle of their profession with a lengthy series of office buildings from the mid-1980s on.
On the commercial side, Wright created the SC Johnson Wax headquarters in Racine, Wis.
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 johnson wax design - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
Still, Johnson was elsewhere more evenhanded...must have invention in the design or the execution....
His urban buildings...well with the surrounding urban fabric; an example is the Johnson Wax headquarters in nearby Racine.
Design of the ceiling (recalling Wagners post office in Vienna and Wrights Johnson Wax building) is another version of the kinetic ceiling, first tried out in the Oxo...
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