Carrier Johnson + CULTURE Promotes 3 Talented Individuals

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Despite the challenges 2020 has presented, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, an award-winning, international design firm that specializes in architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, brand strategy and more, continues to thrive as they announce the promotion three individuals:

  • Duane Hagewood, Promoted to Principal
  • Jackie Angel, Promoted to Principal
  • Alex Gutiérrez, Promoted to Associate Principal

“Our people have always been held as the firm’s greatest asset, knowing we have the ability to bring clients high caliber talent for each commission,” stated, Gordon Carrier, FAIA, NCARB, design principal and co-founder of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE.  “In that light, it is with great pride we announce the elevation of three talented individuals to a higher leadership role within the firm, commensurate with their professional achievements.”

Duane Hagewood, Principal 

Leadership that is characterized by a thoughtful, proactive approach that balances competing factors in complex projects exemplifies Duane’s disposition. His experience in leading project teams including design, planning, scheduling, and consultant coordination on a vast number of urban design, commercial, multi-family residential, student and affordable housing and mixed-use developments has provided Duane with an extensive foundation. Duane has a special affinity for mixed-use and residential projects and is exceptionally skilled at obtaining project entitlements.

The projects below exemplify the work Duane has already brought to the firm.

Jackie Angel, Principal

With over 15 years of experience with Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, Jackie’s continued expertise drives the firm to prove successful within the industry.  Jackie’s attention to detail, dedication and determination are evident in her daily objectives.

“Her proactive approach and unwavering dedication have resulted in an immeasurable increase in CJ’s profit margins. Her strong organizational and leadership skills along with her business acumen have resulted in higher than average quality standards for CJ,” stated, Vincent E. Mudd, Managing Partner/Principal. “Jackie will always think of a better way to execute.”

Alex Gutiérrez, Associate Principal

With close to 10 years of experience with Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, Alex has designed a wide array of award-winning projects from mixed-use podium and high-rise to office and academic buildings. He collaboratively works in the various design efforts within the firm from project conception through design development and execution. His experience in the design of Urban Mixed-Use developments, commercial projects, and academic facilities is evident in this select group of projects:

About Carrier Johnson + CULTURE

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is an award-winning, international, design-centric architectural, interior design, and strategic branding firm that has been unlocking potential by design since 1977. The firm values connection and relationships with their clients and focuses on the uniqueness of the design inspired by their clients specific vision.

For more information, contact:  

Jackie Angel, 619.687.2423,

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