“Valentina by Alta” in the News

“Valentina by Alta,”whichCarrier Johnson designed for developer Wood Partners, made the front page of this week’s San Diego Business Journal!  Yahoo also posted a great article in their Finance section regarding thegrand opening.  Our design team isproud to have been part of this project which provides its residents withluxury amenities and unobstructed views of San Diego Bay.

Check out the articles below:

Boutique Residence Is Place to Live It Up

Wood Partners Announces Grand Opening of Valentina by Alta in San Diego, California


17th & G – The Link in Construction

Construction is progressing for The Link, an affordable housing development located on 17th & G in the East Village neighborhood of Downtown San Diego. The building will be approximately 50,775 SF and consist of 86 affordable housing units.  The project is scheduled to be completed by October 2020.  Be sure to take a look if you are leaving downtown headed towards the 94 east on-ramp!

200 Airport Blvd Project Receives Unanimous Planning Commission Approval

The 200 Airport Blvd residential mixed-use project located in South San Francisco, CA received unanimous Planning Commission approval last week.  Currently being designed by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, the 145,000 SF development will offer 94 units including studio, one and two-bedroom options with amenities such as a roof deck and courtyard, and 3,600 SF of ground-floor retail which opens up to a public plaza.



200 Airport Blvd Receives Unanimous City Council Approval

The 200 Airport Blvd residential mixed-use project located in South San Francisco is making great progress as it just received unanimous approval from the South San Francisco City Council, in addition to receiving unanimous approval from the Planning Commission last month.

Currently being designed by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, the 145,000 SF development will offer 94 units including studio, one and two-bedroom options with amenities such as a roof deck and courtyard, and 3,600 SF of ground-floor retail which opens up to a public plaza.  Construction is scheduled to begin April 2020.

The development takes shape by taking cues from its immediate surroundings. The base of the building, utilizing a finer grain design approach, is speaking to the pedestrian scale of the historic urban fabric.  The upper floor relates more to the urban scale of the city and its recent transformation to larger and denser projects to accommodate the local growing economy. The east elevation offered an exciting opportunity for the design team to pay tribute to the rich biotech industry of the city by creating a large scale illuminated pattern inspired by a DNA Sequencing map.

2014 MHN Excellence Awards: Student Housing Gold

Last Thursday night was the 2014 Multi-Housing News Excellence Awards in New York City. Carrier Johnson + CULTURE won Gold in Best New Development: Student Housing for our work on the Pitzer College Residential Life Phase 2 project. Gordon Carrier, Design Principal, was present to accept the award. For the full list of awards and their recipients, follow this link:



2015 CAA Mission Awards

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE’s Broadstone Balboa Park Mixed-Use Development has been awarded “Property of the Year” in the 1-250 Unit Category at this year’s California Apartment Association’s (CAA) Mission Awards!  


211 Connections Luncheon

On Friday, February 20th, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE Interiors attended the 211 Connections Luncheon. With 1,200 attendees, the luncheon illustrated the service 211 provides not only to San Diego County but the whole country. The program also included speaker Michael Gauldin, who shared his story of being homeless from ages seven to seventeen and the struggle he and his family endured. Mr.Gauldin, now working for Reality Changes, stressed the importance of 211’s services and the role they played in helping his family.


25th Anniversary Gaslamp Gala

The Carrier Johnson + CULTURE team had a great time at the 25th Anniversary Gaslamp Gala last Thursday to celebrate the history of the heart of Downtown San Diego, as well as its future vision through the Gaslamp Promenade project, a proposed eight-block pedestrian plaza in collaboration with Kimley-Horn and the Gaslamp Quarter Association.  Thank you to Mayoral Candidate Todd Gloria for showing his support for the project.

To learn more and express your views, visit www.Gaslamp.org/Promenade



3 Projects Recognized as Award of Merit Winners in the Gold Nugget Award Competition

We are honored and excited to share that Legacy International Center, Point Loma Nazarene University Lyle and Grace Prescott Memorial Prayer Chapel, and Shift Apartments, all projects designed by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, have been recognized as Award of Merit Winners in the Gold Nugget Award Competition.

The Pacific Coast Builders Conference states, “PCBC Gold Nugget Awards are presented annually to the top innovators in design, planning and development. The competition is open to builders, developers, architects, interior merchandisers/designers, and land planners with communities and projects across the United States and internationally. Award of Merit Winners are the top vote recipients in each category and are the finalists for
the Grand Award, which will be announced July 24th.”

More information about the virtual event:
The Virtual Awards Presentation on July 24 will feature Tim Sullivan as host, who will announce the honorees. You’ll see video acceptance speeches from winners and recognition of sponsors too. Join us to celebrate this year’s top innovators in design, planning and development. Buy Your Ticket Now: bit.ly/GoldNuggetAward2020Ticket

📸 Photo Credit:
Legacy International – Ron Marvin
PLNU – Lawrence Anderson Photography​
Shift Apartments – Costea Photography, Inc.​

Point Loma Nazarine University Chapel. PLNU. San Diego, CA. Carrier Johnson Architects.

3rd & A Construction Progress

Construction for the 3rd & A mixed-use building in Downtown San Diego is making great progress! Designed by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, the new 21-story tower replaces the building that was previously occupied by our San Diego Design Studio, and will include 4,020 sf of ground-floor retail and 270 residential units with a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom options. Amenities include a rooftop pool, fitness center, dog wash and outdoor gathering space, and will offer residents breathtaking views of Balboa Park, Bankers’ Hill, the bay and Downtown.

📸 Photo Credit: Alex Garibaldi at Hanover Company

3rd & A Construction Update

Construction is underway for the 3rd & A mixed-use building in Downtown San Diego.  Designed by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, the new 21-story tower replaces the building that was previously occupied by our San Diego Design Studio, and will include 4,020 sf of ground-floor retail and 270 residential units with a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom options.   Amenities include a rooftop pool, fitness center, dog wash and outdoor gathering space, and will offer residents breathtaking views of Balboa Park, Bankers’ Hill, the bay and Downtown.  

Video credit: Alex Kacur

5750 Hollywood Boulevard Construction Underway

Construction is currently underway on the 5750 Hollywood Boulevard mixed-use development designed by the Carrier Johnson + CULTURE team in Los Angeles, CA, and is scheduled to be completed next year.

Wood Partners is the developer for this 7-story complex which features 161 residential units and 5,700 s.f. of street-level retail space.  The new community is situated two blocks from the nearest Metro station, providing easy access to employment, entertainment and nightlife. Residences will be a mix of studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units and loft-style apartments, while 14 of the units are reserved as low-income housing.

5750 Hollywood Boulevard Mixed-Use

The 5750 Hollywood Mixed-Use Development is making waves up in Los Angeles.  Urbanize.LA has published an article about the new contemporary development as the new “….symbolic gateway to East Hollywood.”  


7th & Market Approved by Civic San Diego

“San Diego has been waiting for an exciting architectural piece for downtown, and you deserve credit for doing something exciting,” (Civic San Diego) board member Phil Rath said of the developer, Cisterra, and its architect, Carrier Johnson + Culture.


7th & Market Featured on Architizer

A new landmark tower complex with a mix of 10 planned uses has earned a go-ahead from officials in San Diego, where the high-rise will be constructed on a downtown site between the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village neighborhood. Designed by architect Carrier Johnson + CULTURE for the client Cisterra 7th & Market, LLC, the $400 million project called 7th & Market includes market-rate and affordable housing, public parking, office space, a Whole Foods grocery and the city’s first Ritz-Carlton Hotel, among other uses.


A New Gateway to Mission Bay – Jefferson Pacific Beach

Jefferson Pacific Beach-a new $103.5 million community with bayfront views in San Diego just broke ground on a nearly 3-acre site. Called “a new gateway to Mission Bay,” the project conceived by developer JPI, a leader in multifamily communities, transforms a former Cadillac dealership to make way for the project. The plans for Jefferson Pacific Beach include 172 luxury apartment homes, and 14,000 square feet of ground floor retail and creative office space. 


A San Diego Architectural Legend Retires

After 37 years with the firm, Randy Cramer heads off to a new adventure – Retirement! He has been a big part of the company and his knowledge and years of experience has brought the company to where it is today.


AIA San Diego Design Awards

Last Thursday, October 30th was the AIA San Diego Design Awards, where Carrier Johnson + CULTURE earned an award for our work on the Tidewater Community College Joint-Use Library. Located in Virginia Beach, VA, “Tidewater” is 120,000 square feet library that was completed in the fall of 2013 and achieved a LEED rating of NC Gold.


Airborne America Appears in Union Tribune

Last week our Airborne America project made an appearance in the Union Tribune. Published both in the newspaper and online, the article describes the indoor skydiving facility’s inner workings, including the unique feature of two wind tunnel tubes.


Airborne San Diego Slated to Open Later this Month

Airborne San Diego is situated in the lively neighborhood of East Village at the significant intersection of Imperial Avenue and 14th Street. As one of San Diego’s two urban indoor skydiving facilities, the project brings a vibrancy to East Village, and with it, a new kind of architecture.  Inspired by the beauty of aerodynamics, this project seeks to reflect the grace and strength of the human body in freefall.


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. 

Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/AltaInk  

Angela Van Dyke Joins Team as Higher Education Leader

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE has named Angela Van Dyke as their Higher Education Leader, a newly created role aimed at evolving and growing the firm’s higher education practice. She will be based out of the firm’s headquarters in San Diego and will be advising the firm’s regional and international reach in collegiate academic and student life facilities.

“Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is an interdisciplinary and diverse environment with expertise in mixed-use, urban planning, retail, residential, and higher education facilities. I’m looking forward to combining my passion for student life, learning, and well-being with a firm that is uniquely positioned and immensely visionary in order to create the blended facilities that are needed for the future of higher education in our rapidly changing world.”

Ms. Van Dyke joins Carrier Johnson + CULTURE from Workshop Architects, where she was a Principal immersed in over 50 student life projects or pursuits. Throughout her tenure, she’s become an active and engaged member of numerous higher education organizations such as NACAS (National Association for College Auxiliary Services), ACUI (Association of College Unions International), ACUHO-I (Association of College and University Housing Officers International), NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators), and NACUBO (National Association of College and University Business Officers).  This involvement in combination with her background in research and participatory design has led to a deep understanding of the higher education, the needs of students and greater campus communities. 

“Angela is a respected member of the national higher education community whose nearly 10 years in the industry has given her a unique understanding of how students relate to their physical environment as well as how institutions reflect themselves throughout campus.” says Gordon R. Carrier, FAIA, at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE. “She wholeheartedly values inclusive design as a process, not a product, which in her practice is drawing from the individual perspectives in the communities that will ultimately live and learn in the spaces we design. She also possesses an intuition about impactful solutions through research, collaboration, and design. We are excited to have her join our team in a role that will encourage her contribution to planning and design output.”


Animation of Future Building on 3rd & A

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE designed the future building that will occupy 3rd & A in downtown San Diego.  The existing building was previously occupied by Carrier Johnson and is currently being demolished to make way for a 21-story tower that will include 4,020 sf of ground-floor retail and 270 units with a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom options. Amenities include a rooftop pool, fitness center, dog wash and outdoor gathering space. The tower’s most significant feature is the “stepped back” terraces on the north side which softens the mass of the building by adding a soft and pluralistic profile. The location, coupled with its unique design, offers residents breathtaking views of Balboa Park, Bankers’ Hill, the bay and Downtown.

Architect Alex Gutierrez Moderator at Cross-Border Forum

We are so proud of Alex Gutierrez, Architect at Carrier Johnson + CUTURE, for being chosen as the moderator for this quarter’s Cross-Border Forum, organized by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce in association with the Economic and Industrial Development of Tijuana (Deitac).  The subject was “Trends and Investment Opportunities for Mixed-Use Developments” where a panel of experts discussed current trends and investment opportunities in mixed-use development in Tijuana and San Diego.

View the entire discussion here: https://www.facebook.com/sdchamber/videos/1133754456830221/

View the news segment here: https://youtu.be/0l5hBVHvy6k




Architect Alison Kung-Kellerer Celebrates Her 37th Work Anniversary at CJ+C

We are honored to have Alison Kung-Kellerer celebrate 37 years of working at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE today! Alison is a registered Architect in the State of California, and earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Environmental Design at San Diego State University. The diversity of her experiences in both public and private sectors as a project architect includes institutional, commercial, mixed-use and municipal facilities.
“There is always a lot to learn and plenty of building types to enrich our experiences. The CJ+C family is always supportive and caring. The design energy fills the atmosphere and is contagious. It seems effortless to sustain the energy as we keep moving forward and set the bar higher and higher. The great work environment made these 37 years fly by.” – Alison Kung-Kellerer

Architect Barbara Leon Panelist at “Unfamiliar: Chapter 1” Event

We are so proud of Barbara Leon, Architect at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, for being one of 5 women in architecture in the San Diego-Tijuana region to be interviewed earlier this year for Unfamiliar, a conversation series by the Women in Architecture group within the San Diego AIA chapter.   She will be participating in the panel discussion at the closing event “Unfamiliar: Chapter 1” on October 17th at The Rose Wine bar.

Tickets to the event can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unfamiliar-chapter-1-tickets-72255880283

Barbara’s interview is posted here: https://www.unfamiliar-voices.com/barbara-leon

Photo Credit: Unfamiliar, Jennifer Fillip and Sherr Aspiras

Archtoberfest 2015

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE proudly participated in this year’s Archtoberfest (pronounced “ark-tober-fest”) which is an annual event of publicly accessible events and activities pertaining to architecture, design, planning, and sustainability.  Our design team gave free tours of the office which included highlights of some of our most notable projects.


Authenticity as Design Inspiration

Authenticity as Design Inspiration! What does that mean and how does it translate into design? Design Principal, Gordon Carrier, FAIA, NCARB, will discuss the relationship between the built environment and the public space while integrating building innovation into each unique setting. He will explore these concepts as they relate to two of the buildings he designed at Point Loma Nazarene University, the Science Center and Prescott Prayer Chapel.


Block F adds Greenscape and Open Space to East Village

San Diego’s downtown civic core is evolving to celebrate new employment hubs, sustainable urban spaces and walkable neighborhoods that create a healthy place to live, work and play. Carrier Johnson + CULTURE and Foulger Pratt are collaborating to promote this lifestyle in the form of a residential, cultural and social hub located in Makers Quarter. Block F is sited as a bookend to the Art Center and the New School of Architecture & Design, the East Village Green situated between them, offering residential units, commercial and retail components with an extension of the park setting into a public pocket park in addition to 12,600 SF of private rooftop gardens.


Bosa Paladion Construction Update

Construction for the Paladion office development (http://www.paladionoffice.com) 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

Brand + Wilson Mixed-Use

The Brand + Wilson Mixed-Use Development has been highlighted on the BisNow website.  The Brand + Wilson project is a new 9-story, 401 unit development that was designed to appeal to urbanites and young creative professionals.  


California Theater Project Front Page News on SDBJ

The California Theater project, designed by Caydon Property in partnership with carrierjohnson + CULTURE, is featured on the front page of this week’s San Diego Business Journal.. The project plans to recreate much of the old theater, including its ornate façade and marquee sign, and will soon become a residential tower including 444 condominium units, a dog park, gym, lap pool, sky deck and lounge above 7,445 square feet of retail space. Construction is slated to start at the end of 2020 and expected to be complete by mid-2023. View the full article here: http://bit.ly/CATheaterProject

#carrierjohnsonCULTURE #Caydon #CATheater #architectureanddesign

California Theatre Building Sold for $21.1 Million

The California Theatre building in Downtown San Diego was sold for $21.1M to Caydon Property Group, who are also designing the planned 41-story residential tower in partnership with Carrier Johnson + CULTURE with a reconstruction of the historic theater into a 190 key hotel at its base.  The design includes careful consideration of preserving the look of the original theater exterior, as well as preserving as much of the lobby and original ornamentation as possible. Construction is expected to start early 2021.  Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/CaliforniaTheaterBuildingSold

California Theatre deal: Largest-ever downtown condo tower

Plans to build the largest condominium complex in downtown San Diego’s history on the abandoned California Theatre site are moving forward thanks to a settlement between the developers Caydon Property Group and the preservation group Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO).  The historic theater will undergo a reconstruction with careful consideration of preserving the look of the original exterior, as well as preserving as much of the lobby and original ornamentation as possible.  The 41-story condominium tower, currently being designed by Caydon Australia in partnership with Carrier Johnson, will include 444 residential units with approximately 7,445 SF of retail space as well as a dog park, gym and yoga area, lap pool, sky deck and a lounge on the top floor for residents.


Read the full article here: California Theatre deal: Largest-ever downtown condo tower planned

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Carrier Johnson + CULTURE Mourns Passing of Michael C. Johnson, AIA

“It is with great sadness that I share news of the passing of my longtime friend and partner, Michael C. Johnson, AIA,” stated Gordon R. Carrier, FAIA, Chairman of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE.

A talented, authentic, and highly respected architect, Michael C. Johnson quietly passed away Tuesday morning February 11 at his Jamul home, surrounded by loving family members.

“I am thankful for Michael’s steadfast personal friendship, and his unwavering loyalty to our architectural practice over the last 35 years,” added Carrier. “We extend our deepest sympathies to the larger Johnson family during this difficult time. No words can express our sadness, but we are also blessed having had the opportunity to work with this larger than life talent, who brought remarkable passion, experienced leadership, and design energy to our practice every day.”  Johnson’s lifelong contributions to his team at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE continue to inspire the collaborative CULTURE that drives the company’s immense design success. While Michael will be missed immeasurably, his legacy will live on through his internal teaching and design work he led throughout the nation and around the world.

“Michael’s architectural talent is locally evident by anyone observing San Diego’s skyline, as his leadership guided many projects in the downtown area,” stated, Vincent E. Mudd, Managing Partner and Principal of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE. “Michael loved life and possessed a tender soul ready and willing to bring a smile  to one’s face; he will be dearly missed but will live on via the firm’s strong internal CULTURE.”

A blend of southern Mississippi where he was born and northern Wisconsin where he grew up, Johnson was a loyal Virginia Tech “Hokies” alumnus, and a devout Catholic as a true man of faith. Aside from his commitment to the design practice, Johnson was – first and foremost – a family man. A long-time resident of Jamul, California, Johnson designed his contemporary ranch home to accommodate his wife, Mary Ann, four children, Ryan, Brett, Chris and Whitney,  three grandchildren, Liam, Conor and Parker, younger sister, Melanie, and his 91-year-old parents, Lanelle and Michael Johnson.

Added Carrier, “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.”


Carrier Johnson + CULTURE Ranked #1 in SDBJ

The San Diego Business Journal 2018 Book of Lists has ranked Carrier Johnson + CULTURE Number 1 in architectural firms in San Diego!  We are honored to be listed among all the great firms in our community.


Carrier Johnson + CULTURE Ranked #14 in Architect Magazine

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is pleased to announce that we have achieved the honor of being listed in this years Architect 50 of the prestigious Architect Magazine!  Out of the 50 firms ranked, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is listed at Number 14.  Our design work, design leadership and our talented team members have made this possible.  Where will we rank next year?


Carrier Johnson + CULTURE Ranked #16 in ARCHITECT Magazine

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is pleased to announce that we have achieved the honor of being listed in this years Architect 50 of the prestigious Architect Magazine!  Out of the 50 firms ranked, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is listed at Number 16.  Our design work, design leadership and our talented team members have made this possible.  Where will we rank next year?


Carrier Johnson + CULTURE to Participate in IIDA San Diego City Center Bloom Fashion Show

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is thrilled to participate again in IIDA San Diego City Center’s yearly Haute Couture Fashion Show. We can’t wait to start collaborating with our sponsors Steelcase, bkm OfficeWorks, Designtex and Coalesse to create an original design using their building materials to honor this year’s theme “Bloom.” The designs will be presented at the show on April 9th at Liberty Station. Thank you to Interior Designer Nancy Kind for braving the crowd and diving in during the fabric grab!

Click here for more info and to purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/SDFashionShowTixs

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE to Participate in Open House San Diego 2020

We are proud to announce that Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is participating in Open House San Diego 2020 presented by the San Diego Architectural Foundation. The event provides free, behind-the-scenes access to 100 of San Diego’s most iconic buildings throughout Downtown, Bankers Hill, Balboa Park, Barrio Logan, Point Loma, La Jolla and Coronado on March 6-8. Be sure to stop by on Saturday, March 7th between 10AM-4PM for a tour of our new space in Downtown San Diego designed to reflect the collaborative nature of modern architectural firms and vibrancy of the surrounding urban environment.

For more information on the event, visit http://sdarchitecture.org/program/openhouse/

📸 Photo Credit: studio MAHA


Cisterra 9G East Village Tower Currently in Design

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is designing the Cisterra 9G mixed-use tower that will include 241 market-rate apartment units above retail space, and provide its residents with amenities such as a resort-style rooftop pool with cabanas, outdoor movie theatre, club room, indoor-outdoor fitness center, dog run and self-service dog wash.  The tower will be located on 9th & G in place of the Farkas Displays store in Downtown San Diego’s East Village, preserving the existing façade to honor its historical significance.  The project is expected to be completed in 2023.

For the full article, click here: East Village apartment tower promises killer views and convenience shopping

City of Lake Forest Civic Center Project Open House

The Carrier Johnson + CULTURE team had a great time celebrating the completion of the City of Lake Forest Civic Center project at the open house event this past Saturday.  We are grateful to have been a part of this valuable project that serves as the civic heart of the City. Coined Lake Forest’s “100-Year home,” the campus provides the community a senior center, community center, 200-seat performing arts center / council chambers, City Hall and parking structure.

📸 Photos courtesy of City of Lake Forest

CJ+C – Recipient of the “Most Admired Business/Corporation” Award

With a longstanding commitment to the betterment of San Diego and places far beyond, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE has been selected as winner of the 2017 Malin Burnham Awards for the philanthropic activities in the category of “Most Admired Business/Corporation.” The recognition comes from the community at large, with Carrier Johnson + CULTURE being selected by popular vote from a list of San Diego’s most prominent companies and corporations.


CJ+C Nominated for the “Most Admired Business/Corporation” Award

The Carrier Johnson + CULTURE team is proud to announce that we have been nominated for the “Most Admired Business/Corporation” Award in the First Annual Malin Burnham Awards!  The prestigious award recognizes those who have had the greatest impact on our region.  Malin Burnham’s motto of “Community Before Self” is something Carrier Johnson + CULTURE can attest to in our 40 year history.


CJ+C Remains Committed to the Success of Our Work and Our Collective Social Responsibility

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE deeply values the safety and well-being of our employees, clients, and the greater community. With this in mind, we are continuing our efforts and support to allow our team to work from home.  We want to assure you that we are business-as-usual (and adapting just fine to our new work environments!). You can count on everyone on our team to advance your project needs and be a dependable resource as we all adapt to new working conditions. While our physical office remains closed due to COVID-19, our team is actively engaged in project work and collaboration through video/tele-conferencing, emails, text, FaceTime, and phone calls. We remain committed to the success of our work and our collective social responsibility.  

Claudia Escala Elevated to Principal at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE

Global design leader Carrier Johnson + CULTURE promotes Claudia Escala, RA, LEED-AP, to principal. Escala will focus on high-end multi-family and urban mixed-use projects, sustainable building, and responsible and inspiring development. A resident of San Diego’s East Village neighborhood, Escala’s already prolific career has had a significant influence on the recent evolution of the Downtown San Diego skyline, having worked on project development and design for a number of new downtown landmarks.


Committed to Higher Education Safety

Are U Ready? The fall semester is starting. Everything has changed with COVID 19. We are committed to higher education safety.

Important questions:
+ Who will help us reopen safely?
+ How can we measure the air quality in our facility?
+ How do we convey the new rules & standards on campus?
+ What changes can improve campus wellness?
+ When should masks be worn?

We offer short and long term design solutions. Let our experience be your asset.

Contact Kendall Darney for a FREE Consultation! kad@carrierjohnson.com

Check out our website: carrierjohnson.com and the services we have to offer! https://lnkd.in/etKR83F

📸 Photo Credit: Costea Photography, Inc.


Company Diversity

Here at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, we believe that culture drives design. To create successful design and garner great results, we must understand culture. It comes naturally, therefore, that the diversity of our staff is key to our process and success. Whether we are working locally or internationally, our diverse staff gives us a substantial advantage.


Completion of EF Education First Campus

The new EF Education First International Language Center just celebrated the opening of the new campus located in the Midway District.  Marked by sunlight and an energy-efficient, healthful environment, the newly completed two-building complex is drawing applause from new students and staff and the surrounding community.


Congratulations Gordon!

Congratulations to Design Principal, Gordon R. Carrier, FAIA, NCARB, for receiving the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award at the University of Michigan’s Milestone Reunion Dinner.  Mr. Carrier attended the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Masters in Architecture.  Since then, he has played a key role in the revitalization of downtown San Diego — one of the most significant and sustained urban redevelopments in the United States.  Under his design direction, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE has established an impressive track record of award-winning projects in public and private market sectors.


Congratulations to Our Newest Senior Associates!

We are proud to announce that the following individuals have been promoted to Senior Associate: Senior Project Designer Alex Gutierrez, Senior Project Manager Chase Ronge, Architect Michelle Fox and Project Manager Monica Peralta. Congratulations!