25th Anniversary Gaslamp Gala

The Carrier Johnson + CULTURE team had a great time at the 25th Anniversary Gaslamp Gala last Thursday to celebrate the history of the heart of Downtown San Diego, as well as its future vision through the Gaslamp Promenade project, a proposed eight-block pedestrian plaza in collaboration with Kimley-Horn and the Gaslamp Quarter Association.  Thank you to Mayoral Candidate Todd Gloria for showing his support for the project.

To learn more and express your views, visit www.Gaslamp.org/Promenade



Architect Alex Gutierrez Moderator at Cross-Border Forum

We are so proud of Alex Gutierrez, Architect at Carrier Johnson + CUTURE, for being chosen as the moderator for this quarter’s Cross-Border Forum, organized by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce in association with the Economic and Industrial Development of Tijuana (Deitac).  The subject was “Trends and Investment Opportunities for Mixed-Use Developments” where a panel of experts discussed current trends and investment opportunities in mixed-use development in Tijuana and San Diego.

View the entire discussion here: https://www.facebook.com/sdchamber/videos/1133754456830221/

View the news segment here: https://youtu.be/0l5hBVHvy6k




Construction near completion for Lake Forest Civic Center

Construction is expected to be completed next month for the City of Lake Forest Civic Center, an 8 acre campus designed by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE with Bernards as the General Contractor.  Inspired by the vision and feedback from the community and incorporating the surrounding natural beauty of Lake Forest, the new Civic Center will offer a new place for people to conduct business and enjoy community activities.  Coined Lake Forest’s “100-Year” home, the Civic Center does more than establish permanent residence for City Hall – it will serve as the civic heart of the City.

The project construction team consists of Linda Zubiate as the Principal in Charge, Project leader Rina Kabiljo Hawley and Administrator Genaro Rivas.

San Diego May Create Gaslamp Promenade Pedestrian Plaza

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, Kimley-Horn and the Gaslamp Quarter Association are collaborating to create a vision for an eight-block pedestrian plaza in the Nationally registered Historic Gaslamp Quarter.   When the project is complete, Fifth Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic between Broadway and L Street (except for morning servicing of the neighborhood) while the east-west streets will remain open.  Fifth Avenue is a central corridor through the heart of Downtown San Diego. Tree-lined streets, seating areas, and attention to retail and restaurants will create a pedestrian-centric environment focusing less on car travel and more towards local and visitor experiences. To learn more and express your views, visit www.Gaslamp.org/Promenade


San Diego Padres Chairman’s Club to open early next year

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE’s interior design for the new San Diego Padres Chairman’s Club was recently approved. One of six areas of work, the Chairman’s Club is a full renovation of two existing suites to create a single more spacious and unique amenity for exclusive Padres club members.  The Club is expected to open mid-March 2020 right before the season starts.

San Diego Padres Coronado Club

Design for the new San Diego Padres Coronado Club was recently approved.  Along with the Chairman’s Club from our previous post, the Coronado Club will be one of the newest premium amenity areas at Petco Park for exclusive Padres Club Members.  The club is an outdoor setting featuring a full bar, dining and lounge areas with amazing views of the Coronado Bridge and the San Diego Bayfront.

Seattle office hosts Urban Land Institute Northwest New Member Coffee Hour

As part of the ULI Northwest Member Engagement Committee, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE’s Seattle design studio hosted a new member coffee hour at our office located in the Terminal Sales Building, a historic landmark built in 1923 and designed by Henry Bitman.   The office space interior earned a LEED Gold certification.

Photo credit: Pragnesh Parikh

The Village at Totem Lake construction progress update

The Carrier Johnson + CULTURE Seattle design studio is currently providing services for the redevelopment of the Totem Lake Upper Mall originally constructed in 1973, which is part of a larger master plan that also includes The Lower Mall development.  The Upper Mall consists of 650 apartment units, movie theater, and 50,000 sf of retail.  The project is expected to be fully complete early 2021.  Here is recent drone footage of the construction progress, courtesy of Diego Tienda of Reign City Image, LLC.

Union Street bridge removed

The Union Street pedestrian bridge linking the San Diego Hall of Justice to the old downtown county courthouse was removed over the weekend.  Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is designing the Courthouse Commons, a 37-story mixed-use building planned for the site after the demolition of the old Superior Court building, as well as the Courthouse Commons Tunnel, a 328′ long Prisoner Transfer Tunnel replacing the Union Street bridge, as well as the Front Street bridge removed earlier this year.  The new tunnel will connect the Central Courthouse with the existing County Central Jail about 50′ underground.

Read the full article here: Pedestrian bridge linking downtown courthouses removed

Bridge photo credit: Charley Marchesano / County of San Diego