Dina Gonzalez 2022 AIA San Diego Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Justice (EDI+J)

Through her role as Co-Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Justice (EDI+J), Dina’s focus is to champion initiatives, ideas and integrate the effort throughout events, programs and committees such as WIA Women in Architecture and IA International Architects.

“As Directors of EDI+J of AIA San Diego, we want to embrace and expand diversity and inclusion in our profession by engaging all of our local communities and encouraging more representation. We want to highlight incredibly talented professionals from all backgrounds and aid connections through mentorship programs and our scholarship opportunities.” – Dina Gonzalez


Remembering Michael…

Today marks the 2 year anniversary of when we lost our dear friend and our mentor, Michael Johnson.

Since 1995, Michael (partnered with Gordon Carrier) led the CJ+C team to deliver more than 300 projects and win 213 awards throughout 15 states. Locally, he was instrumental in transforming the skyline of downtown San Diego and left his innovative, passionate mark on many iconic buildings throughout our community. We are better for knowing Michael and live in a better place because of him.

“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 is deeply missed, but his larger spirit continues to live on through our CULTURE and our work.” – Gordon R. Carrier, FAIA, Chairman of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE.

We are honored to have known him and continue to remember him on this day and always…

Click here to view some highlights of Michael’s work throughout his career: https://bit.ly/RememberingMichaelJohnson 

Sean Baba Selected for ULI San Diego-Tijuana 2022 Partnership Forum Group

We are excited to announce that Sean Baba, a Designer at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, has been selected for the Urban Land Institute ULI San Diego-Tijuana 2022 Partnership Forum Group!


According to ULI, “Our Partnership Forum Groups are a mentorship program that connects ULI young professionals (Mentees) with established industry leaders (Mentors). The group-style format focuses on unique project tours, career guidance, industry education, leadership skills, and peer-networking. This unique experience also offers our mentors an opportunity to strengthen ties with the young future leaders of the local real estate community and ULI.”


Congratulations, Sean!


West Project Goes Vertical

Our $400M mixed-use Downtown San Diego project “West” with Holland Partner Group is rising above-grade! Once completed, it will consist of residential housing, office space, ground floor retail, parking and several outdoor amenity decks.

The development plan takes advantage of the opportunity to add significant density to the Civic Core, resulting in a mixture of uses that create a 24/7 “community” by bringing together residential, office, restaurant and retail uses, and further transforming the neighborhood.