3rd & A Construction Update

Construction is underway for the 3rd & A mixed-use building in Downtown San Diego.  Designed by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, the new 21-story tower replaces the building that was previously occupied by our San Diego Design Studio, and will include 4,020 sf of ground-floor retail and 270 residential units with a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom options.   Amenities include a rooftop pool, fitness center, dog wash and outdoor gathering space, and will offer residents breathtaking views of Balboa Park, Bankers’ Hill, the bay and Downtown.  

Video credit: Alex Kacur

Angela Van Dyke Joins Team as Higher Education Leader

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE has named Angela Van Dyke as their Higher Education Leader, a newly created role aimed at evolving and growing the firm’s higher education practice. She will be based out of the firm’s headquarters in San Diego and will be advising the firm’s regional and international reach in collegiate academic and student life facilities.

“Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is an interdisciplinary and diverse environment with expertise in mixed-use, urban planning, retail, residential, and higher education facilities. I’m looking forward to combining my passion for student life, learning, and well-being with a firm that is uniquely positioned and immensely visionary in order to create the blended facilities that are needed for the future of higher education in our rapidly changing world.”

Ms. Van Dyke joins Carrier Johnson + CULTURE from Workshop Architects, where she was a Principal immersed in over 50 student life projects or pursuits. Throughout her tenure, she’s become an active and engaged member of numerous higher education organizations such as NACAS (National Association for College Auxiliary Services), ACUI (Association of College Unions International), ACUHO-I (Association of College and University Housing Officers International), NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators), and NACUBO (National Association of College and University Business Officers).  This involvement in combination with her background in research and participatory design has led to a deep understanding of the higher education, the needs of students and greater campus communities. 

“Angela is a respected member of the national higher education community whose nearly 10 years in the industry has given her a unique understanding of how students relate to their physical environment as well as how institutions reflect themselves throughout campus.” says Gordon R. Carrier, FAIA, at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE. “She wholeheartedly values inclusive design as a process, not a product, which in her practice is drawing from the individual perspectives in the communities that will ultimately live and learn in the spaces we design. She also possesses an intuition about impactful solutions through research, collaboration, and design. We are excited to have her join our team in a role that will encourage her contribution to planning and design output.”


Cisterra 9G East Village Tower Currently in Design

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is designing the Cisterra 9G mixed-use tower that will include 241 market-rate apartment units above retail space, and provide its residents with amenities such as a resort-style rooftop pool with cabanas, outdoor movie theatre, club room, indoor-outdoor fitness center, dog run and self-service dog wash.  The tower will be located on 9th & G in place of the Farkas Displays store in Downtown San Diego’s East Village, preserving the existing façade to honor its historical significance.  The project is expected to be completed in 2023.

For the full article, click here: East Village apartment tower promises killer views and convenience shopping

City of Lake Forest Civic Center Project Open House

The Carrier Johnson + CULTURE team had a great time celebrating the completion of the City of Lake Forest Civic Center project at the open house event this past Saturday.  We are grateful to have been a part of this valuable project that serves as the civic heart of the City. Coined Lake Forest’s “100-Year home,” the campus provides the community a senior center, community center, 200-seat performing arts center / council chambers, City Hall and parking structure.

📸 Photos courtesy of City of Lake Forest

Legacy International Awarded WWCCA “Project of the Year” in EIFS Category

Legacy International was awarded “Project of the Year” in the EIFS category at the Western Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association (WWCCA) Walter F. Pruter 12th annual awards ceremony.  Based on overall design, quality of workmanship and use of materials, the awards celebrate the union construction work of the WWCCA contractor members and their partners. The Legacy International team consists of Raymond San Diego, Clark Construction and Carrier Johnson + CULTURE.  Thank you to Kendall Darney, Business Development, for representing us at the ceremony!

NAVWAR Redevelopment Hitting Project Milestones

The Navy Old Town Complex Revitalization project is making great progress with the environmental analysis formally starting this month.  Carrier Johnson + CULTURE’s design concept for the current NAVWAR site north of the airport includes a “San Diego Grand Central Station” public transit hub and underground people mover connecting to the airport, with the possibility for a mixed-use development of housing, office and retail.

For the full article, click here: NAVWAR redevelopment update: Navy, SANDAG hitting project milestones