Katee Chard 2022 AIA San Diego Director of Advocacy

“As an associate at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, Katee leverages her passion for motivating and leading diverse teams towards reaching common goals. She is a strong supporter for the Citizen Architect and enjoys giving back to the community through civic engagement.

Katee has served in this role for all of 2021 and has bolstered programs that educate and raise awareness about specific priorities which impact the design of our communities, including but not limited to the Mayoral Agenda, the Design Review Process, and an earnest assessment of the development/submittal processes in San Diego.” – AIA San Diego


ShoreLAX Restaurant Now Open

We are excited to announce the opening of ShoreLAX, a rooftop restaurant and bar that is part of the new Hyatt Place / Hyatt House Hotel designed by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE. ShoreLAX is operated by Greenleaf Kitchen and Cocktails serving California coastal cuisine and cocktails with gorgeous 360-degree views of Los Angeles. The project team had a great time celebrating at the Grand Opening event last week hosted by 5959 LLC!

📸Photo Credit: Shores LAX photo courtesy of HYATT Hotels Corporation


The Village at Totem Lake Project Wins Governor’s Smart Communities Judges’ Merit Award

The Village at Totem Lake won the Governor’s Smart Communities “Judges’ Merit Award”, which was accepted by The City of Kirkland, Washington at their recent City Council meeting.

The Totem Lake business district is the largest district in the City of Kirkland. As part of the area’s revitalization, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE provided services for the redevelopment of the Totem Lake Upper Mall originally constructed in 1973, and consists of 89,595 square feet of commercial space (retail + cinema) and 650 residential units.

“The judges were extremely impressed with this project, noting that it is the ‘transformation of ‘70s era mall into transit-oriented mixed-use village,’ and a substantial joint public-private partnership investment project.” – Washington State Department of Commerce

Click here for more info on the awards: https://www.commerce.wa.gov/serving-communities/growth-management/smart-communities/

📸Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Fairfield Residential