Aster Featured in Los Angeles Business Journal

Thank you, Los Angeles Business Journal for featuring the Aster as one of the key projects in Long Beach! Located at 250 East Broadway, this mixed-use development will have multifamily housing and retail space. The design of the development takes inspiration from the beach and shipping containers, as well as neighboring historic buildings.

For the full article and to read more about the rising projects in Long Beach, please click here:

Chapel at Point Loma Nazarene University Featured in Video by Architecture Hunter

The design of the Lyle and Grace Prescott Chapel at Point Loma Nazarene University is inspired by the natural surroundings on site and the spiritual significance within the space.  The utilization of permanent materials such as concrete conveys strength, while the use of organic materials such as wood evokes a warm embrace and touch. 

Thank you, Architecture Hunter in collaboration with Bread Truck Films, for the video that highlights the design aspects so well! 

Courthouse Commons Foundation Poured

Soon to be among the top 5 tallest buildings in San Diego, the Courthouse Commons mixed-use development project will consist of commercial retail space, residential housing, office space, parking and a roof deck.  Dedicated individuals from Largo Concrete recently poured the foundation for 11 hours. 

NAIOP San Diego’s 11th Annual University Challenge Winners

Having been involved in the NAIOP San Diego University Challenge for 5 years, CJ+C representatives Amber Lake and John Martinez mentored and helped to create the WINNING design with Team UCSD! View the video and see the project’s design details.

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, provides students across the nation with an opportunity in the form of a competition. Students address issues such as financing, sustainable development, market analysis, affordable housing, site design, transit-oriented development, community benefit, entitlements, feasibility and investment returns within their design proposal. Once complete, students present their design submission to a judging panel of senior level commercial real estate professionals as well as industry leaders, university faculty members and fellow students.

The 2021 winning design was named CHI which stands for Culture Health and Innovation and the overall goal was to “enhance the quality of life for residents, businesses and the community.” CHI is a mixed use development combining high-tech office, residential, a food park, and amenitized open spaces.

Further Information on the winning submission:


Wall Dedication Honoring Co-Founder and History of CJ+C

A new piece of art from the studio was designed and dedicated to honor the co-founder, Michael C. Johnson as well as the history of the CJ+C firm. Thank you to Hanover Company for this generous gift! Johnson passed away in February 2020; however, his legacy continues. Co-founder, Gordon R. Carrier states, “Our firm’s talent was blessed with Michael’s creative spirit, his constant drive to help all to success, and the wisdom shared from 40 years in the field of architecture. He will be missed, but his larger spirit will continue to live on through our CULTURE and our work.” Although the studio has moved to a new location, the firm first started at 1301 3rd Avenue in San Diego. The site is now currently undergoing construction and will be transformed into a mixed-use building designed by former owners, CJ+C.

Sign design and credit: Natural Graphics, Inc.