SA's Morrelle Compasse
Philip Johnson was a Nazi of the inth degree.Sorry for the sentence construction. There's some academic grammatical name for the use of that construction but I can't remember it.
In sum: He and others like him thrive on cheap labor. If you look at his designs, they really are arbitrarily but interestingly decorated boxes. The floor plans themselves can be quite ordinary, but they work. He's not a Wright or Corbusier.
There are several "black cape" architects who have built their careers on free or nearly free intern labor. Philip Johnson, back in the day, wouldn't "hire" anyone (for peanuts) who's parents weren't the potential source of a commission. When I interviewed with him, the first question he asked, and the only one he was interested in, was "What does your father do?" A good friend, who's daddy was fabulously Texas-style wealthy, did get a "job" with him ... and Philip Johnson designed the Houston Art Museum. Probably no connection.