In 1976 Richard was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to Architecture. In 2008 he was awarded the AIA Gold Medal for his exceptional body of work and contribution to the profession.
More than 50 international, national and state awards have been presented to Johnson Pilton Walker or have been won by Denton Corker Marshall Sydney under Richard Johnson, Adrian Pilton and Jeff Walker, since 1987.
Key awards include:
2007 RAIA NSW Architecture Award (Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design) for Westpac Place
2007 Interior Design Awards (Public & Institutional Interior Design) for Abbotsleigh Research Centre
2006 RAIA National Award (Commercial Buildings) for Sydney Hilton
2006 Sustainable Energy Authority (SEDA) Energy Efficiency Award - Sydney Hilton
2006 Australian Timber Design Awards for Abbotsleigh Research Centre
2006 Design Institute of Australia National Corporate Interior Design Award - JPW Office, Sydney
2006 China Architectural Project Luban Award - Suzhou Logistics Centre, China
2004 RAIA National Architecture Award (National Commendation for Public Buildings) for AGNSW Asian Galleries
2000 RAIA National Award for Commercial Architecture for 363 George Street, Sydney
1997 RAIA National Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design for Pyrmont Bay Park Stage 2, Sydney
1995 RAIA NSW Chapter Lloyd Rees Award for Civic Design for First Government House Place.
1994 RAIA NSW Chapter Sir John Sulman Medal for Governor Phillip Tower, Sydney
1994 RAIA National Commercial Architecture Award for Governor Phillip Tower, Sydney
1992 RAIA National Architecture Award - International Award for Australian Embassy, Beijing