Jeremiah S. Johnson
Co-founder, Principal Architect

Jeremiah has been influencing hospitality spaces for more than two decades as both an architect and general contractor. As a licensed architect in 12 states, and with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio since opening his own practice in the late nineties, he is well-known as an expert in restaurant and nightclub project development. More than just an architect and builder, Jeremiah’s insight into the operations of a successful hospitality venture come from years of working in the industry. As a restaurant and bar owner himself, Jeremiah has experienced commercial construction projects as both a customer and a client. His practical understanding of architecture and construction help guide the buildout process and have led to hundreds of successful construction projects. Jeremiah is also a founder of CBD Architects, a hospitality and architecture firm in Chicago, and is a partner in TAI Architecture with Francois Frossard in Miami. Jeremiah has dual residency in Chicago and New Orleans and enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Tim Rollins
Co-Founder, Construction/Design Principal, Furniture Designer

Tim brings over 20 years of experience in both design and construction. His education in architecture and furniture design is complimented by his years of firsthand experience in crafting wood, metal and plastic. After earning his degree in architecture, Tim studied furniture design at Savannah College of Art and Design and has enjoyed parallel careers in design and construction. Involved with every facet of the design process, Tim is experienced in conceptual drafting and modeling as well as managing the processes and equipment required for construction. His talents as both an artist and a builder are reflected in the thoughtfully designed, expertly crafted installations produced and managed by Rollins Johnson. Tim resides in New Orleans with his wife and enjoys renovating and flipping houses in his free time.


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Co-founder, Jeremiah Johnson also owns and operates a full-service hospitality design and architecture firm, with offices in Chicago and New Orleans. The company is well known for their innovative interior design and their wealth of experience in interior architecture, often collaborating with Rollins Johnson on commercial projects.



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Jeremiah Johnson and Tim Rollins are founding partners in Blue Crab LLC, a design and building firm specializing in the production of custom cabinetry, millwork and furniture. The company serves commercial and residential clients, offering custom design, fabrication and installation.

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AIA Chicago awards CBD a Citation of Merit for Eduardo's Enoteca
September 23, 2015

The first order of business for remodeling the Eduardo's Gold Coast location was tearing out the existing dropped ceiling grid to expose the beautiful barrel truss vault ceiling that had been hidden for too long.

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Fine dining client, The Blanchard, earns Jean Banchet Award for best new restaurant! via @cbdArchitects
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Design Evanston awards CBD "Excellence in Interior Design" accolade for our work on Bangers & Lace.
September 16, 2015

Design Evanston identifies significant aesthetic and functional improvements in the Evanston community and recognizes them with our Design Evanston Awards.

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Esquire names our client Epic to their yearly "Best Restaurants in America"
September 23, 2015

Chicago is a town that likes big restaurants with swagger, moderate prices, and plenty of TVs in the lounge. Epic delivers all of the above: an expansive downstairs bar, a dramatic brick-faced dining room with twenty-foot windows, lumber tabletops, and a 3k+ sf terrace for late night revelry.

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Timelapse : Private Dining Room Install at the new Forbidden Root Brewing.
September 7, 2015

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Our client, Ceres Table earns a record fourth Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand Award! via @cbdArchitects

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Rollins Johnson

3241 St. Thomas Street

New Orleans, LA 70115

E: trollins@rollinsjohnson.com

P: +504 513 2069

F: +312 492 9004