Alta Ink Project Featured on Livabl Article

 Thank you to Livabl for featuring our project located on 5750 Hollywood Boulevard.  Carrier Johnson + CULTURE designed both the Architecture and Interiors for Alta Ink, a mixed-use development in Hollywood, comprised of apartments, commercial space, and parking.  It will include amenities such as a “pool and spa courtyard, sky terrace with sweeping views of the Hollywood Sign, conference suite, library, barbecue deck, and a fitness center with a yoga studio.”  The facade of Alta Ink “provide[s] visual references to Hollywood’s filmmaking heritage” through its innovative mix of materials. 

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Bosa Paladion Construction Update

Construction for the Paladion office development ( is almost complete! Carrier Johnson + CULTURE provided Interior & Landscape Architecture for this repositioning project located in Downtown San Diego. This new Class A building is 162,000 sf and includes offices, fitness center and café with outdoor lounge and modern landscape. Bosa Development agreed to bring the “outside – inside” which allowed for the removal of their roof so they have a perfect interior courtyard and park setting for future tenants.

The interior design includes the lobby area, courtyard amenity areas, common restrooms, elevator lobbies, elevator cabs, gym, and mail room. Landscape architectural components include fixed exterior seating hubs highlighted by sculptural planting and lighting elements, and flexible furnishing for flexibility of use and social distancing. Once an indoor space and now an outdoor environment, drainage solutions were incorporated for a seamless interior to exterior decorative paving field.

Check out the progress photos!

📸 Photo Credit: Vincent Mudd

Gordon R. Carrier Featured in an Article by Taubman College

Thank you, Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning at the University of Michigan for featuring one of your ingenious alumni! Gordon R. Carrier, FAIA, NCARB, design principal and co-founder of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, has been featured in an article by Taubman College in their Spring 2020 Portico publication. Gordon’s definitive idea of the impact CULTURE has in architecture is actively shown within his firm’s works around the world and the relationships built with the firm’s clients. The article states, “Carrier is drawn to the search for unique architectural outcomes through research-based client engagement — not to elicit a design ‘wow’ factor but to reveal the genuine spirit of a specific client’s need. ‘If we successfully discover that which is unique about our client, i.e., their CULTURE, how could the resultant building solution resemble any other?’ he says.”

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📸 Photo Credit: Ron Marvin

Site Cleared for Jefferson Makers Quarter Project

The site for our Jefferson Makers Quarter project has been cleared!  Located in Downtown San Diego’s East Village neighborhood in the area known as Makers Quarter, the development will include 368 residential units with 5% low income housing units, 3 levels of below grade parking with 462 spaces, and amenities such as a fitness center, pool and amenities deck.  The project will also preserve the existing facade of the former Walter Casey Ford dealership built in 1919, and will become the main retail setting for the project.

Construction Photo Credit: Kyle Stevens