CJ+C is proud to support the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC), which is an independently-funded economic development organization that connects data to decision-making in an effort to maximize regional prosperity, enhance global competitiveness, and position San Diego effectively for future investment and talent. On June 9th, Claudia Escala, John Martinez, Alex Kacur, Maria Lopez, Rod Mazandarani, John McMahon, and Sean Baba attended EDC’s annual dinner at Petco Park, along with 900 other business and community leaders for a night of celebration in our great city.
Carrier Johnson + CULTURE prepared the Master Plan for the development of the proposed expansion of San Diego State University’s Campus at the Mission Valley Stadium site. Carrier Johnson’s strategy for the proposed project embraces “open space first,” with 75 acres of community parks and 8 acres of campus parks and green space adjacent to the San Diego River.
The California State University Board of Trustees approved SDSU’s Mission Valley development plan, certified the associated environmental analysis, and allocated an initial $350 million for the project. This decision marks an important milestone in SDSU’s pursuit to purchase and take over the site for a satellite campus.
Carrier Johnson + CULTURE created the Master Plan for the development of the proposed expansion of the SDSU Campus, which transforms the existing Qualcomm stadium site into a walkable campus environment that includes housing, classrooms, a research park, hotels, retail and stadium, featuring 80 acres of open space and a $54M river park.
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.”
As part of the ULI Northwest Member Engagement Committee, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE’s Seattle design studio hosted a new member coffee hour at our office located in the Terminal Sales Building, a historic landmark built in 1923 and designed by Henry Bitman. The office space interior earned a LEED Gold certification.
On September 25th, 2014, Carrier Johnson + Culture won the San Diego IIDA Haute Couture Fashion Show for the second year running, as well as Best Theme Interpretation. This is a yearly event hosted by IIDA at the Downtown San Diego House of Blues where designers from different firms create an outfit made based on a given theme and made from the materials manufactured and provided to them by their sponsor.
Shift Apartments, owned by Lennar Multifamily Communities and designed by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, was recently selected as one of San Diego’s “Outstanding Architectural Designs” by the San Diego Business Journal as featured in the June 17th special publication.
Located in Downtown San Diego, Shift Apartments consists of a 21-story post-tensioned concrete tower, wrapped with a pair of five-story wood-framed structures, above three levels of below-grade parking, encompassing an entire city block. The 630,000-square-foot mixed-use project features 368 apartments and retail spaces, and was completed in 2018. The building’s unique exterior consists of exposed concrete, three different colors of plaster and metal panels (red, black and gray), and several different window systems.
With more than 25 distinct categories having been professionally evaluated by distinguished industry professionals, The Shift Apartments Complex was awarded Silver in the ”Best Development and Design of Mixed-Use” design competition. Thank you, Multi-Housing News for the Excellence Award!
The unique and striking design of “Shift” is based on an industrial style that combines a bold, sculptural massing with pitched lines and a façade of rust-colored strips of metal siding, alternating with dark window walls, to create an iconic element that adds vibrancy to the San Diego East Village skyline. The distinctive architectural design is Bohemian in nature, inspired by the East Village neighborhood’s industrial history as seen through the eyes of artist and local legend, Bob Sinclair. This aesthetic style boldly celebrates the legacy of East Village as a community that welcomes and supports the arts and artists, especially those who found the beauty in the neighborhood’s rich history of industry.
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
Construction for the Shoreline Gateway project is on schedule, topping off in late October and due to be completed Summer 2021! Designed collaboratively by CJ+C, studio one eleven, and RELM, the Shoreline Gateway development is a 35-story residential and mixed-use tower that will be the tallest building in Long Beach. The tower will consist of 315 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments atop 6,460 square feet of ground-floor retail space, five levels of subterranean parking and amenity decks at the third floor and roof level.
Construction is moving right along for the Shoreline Gateway project! Designed collaboratively by CJ+C, Studio One Eleven, and Relm, the Shoreline Gateway development, a 35-story residential and mixed-use tower will be the tallest building in Long Beach. The tower will consist of 315 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments atop 6,460 square feet of ground-floor retail space, five levels of subterranean parking and amenity decks at the third floor and roof level.
We are excited to announce the grand opening of our Shoreline Gateway project!
Designed collaboratively by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, Studio One Eleven, RELM Studio, and HBA / Hirsch Bedner Associates for interiors, the Shoreline Gateway development is a 35-story luxury residential and mixed-use tower that is the tallest building in Long Beach and consists of 315 residential units atop retail space.
Thank you to Urbanize.LA for the article featuring our Shoreline Gateway Tower project. Designed collaboratively by CJ+C, Studio One Eleven and Relm, the Shoreline Gateway development, a 35-story residential and mixed-use tower will be the tallest building in Long Beach. The tower will consist of 315 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments atop 6,460 square feet of ground-floor retail space, five levels of subterranean parking and amenity decks at the third floor and roof level. Read more about the amenities and details in the full article here: bit.ly/ShorelineGatewayTower
The site for our Jefferson Makers Quarter project has been cleared! Located in Downtown San Diego’s East Village neighborhood in the area known as Makers Quarter, the development will include 368 residential units with 5% low income housing units, 3 levels of below grade parking with 462 spaces, and amenities such as a fitness center, pool and amenities deck. The project will also preserve the existing facade of the former Walter Casey Ford dealership built in 1919, and will become the main retail setting for the project.
CJ+C has created a culture that inspires design by incorporating fun activities and collaboration into our workplace. This week our San Diego office hosted a Sketchy Social where various prompts were displayed in the community areas throughout the day. Employees were encouraged to channel their creativity into doodles, sketches, and drawings of their choice. Check out some of our team’s awesome creations!
Thank you, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce for featuring the progress of our project at 12045 Slater Avenue N.E. located in the Totem Lake area of Kirkland, WA. The three-building project will consist of 484-unit apartments and 18,000 sf of retail/commercial space.
San Diego port commissioners agreed this week that the $160M Harbor Island Hotel, once on ‘life support,’ should move forward for further review after the latest design and concept completed by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE and Sunroad Enterprises was considered to be a vast improvement over past iterations submitted to the Port of San Diego.
Congratulations to the Carrier Johnson + CULTURE / Ol’ Fashion Lumber team for winning FIRST PLACE at the 11thAnnual Tables for Tots Fundraiser yesterday in San Diego. We were given an unfinished table to design based on this year’s theme “Turn Up the Music”, a celebration of music through the decades. The completed tables are then sold, and all proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. The event was sponsored by G|M Business Interiors, and thank you to our following sponsors:
Take a “Virtual Tour” of Morris Cerullo World EvangelismThe Legacy Center San Diego in Mission Valley, the 18 acre mixed-use project our firm recently completed. Morris Cerullo passed away earlier this month, however, he was able to see the Legacy Center from planning, permitting, construction and its opening. It was a blessing to be involved in this project!
WHAT IS YOUR MOST INSPIRED PROJECT YOU’VE WORKED ON AND WHY?
“Our Totem Lake Upper Mall project in Kirkland, WA. This is one of our largest and most complicated projects, which automatically makes it enjoyable due to its challenging aspect. It is also a project that is really re-shaping an entire neighborhood by the amount of apartments, retail, and outdoor space it is providing. It has really been an amazing experience to be a part of seeing it start from an idea on a piece of paper to seeing it in the current state of construction and impact it is already having.”
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO PURSUE A CAREER IN YOUR AREA OF WORK?
“I have always enjoyed problem solving tasks and the ability to be creative and think outside of the box. I also really enjoy cities, urban environments, and seeing the construction process of how our cities are built. Becoming an architect seemed like a natural fit that combined all of these aspects.”
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PASSION?
“The built environment. Not just architecture but every other entity involved in creating our cities. My favorite thing to do when experiencing a new city is just walking the streets and neighborhoods and experiencing all aspects from the urban layout and building design to the wayfinding and pedestrian experience.”
“A sense of betterment … always looking to seek perfection knowing it is the journey not the destination.”
WHAT IS YOUR MOST INSPIRED PROJECT YOU’VE WORKED ON? WHY?
“Legacy International Center for MCWE. Why? We were able to tangibly fulfill the life -long inspired vision of Dr. Cerullo and his congregation of over 25 million faithful believers. In spite of severe medical challenges during the Entitlement process and the 30 month Construction Process, on October 29th 2020 he was able to celebrate his 90th birthday in his completed Legacy International Center.”
WHAT IS THE BEST BOOK YOU HAVE EVER READ?
“The Human Cycle by Sri Michelle Chapman (aka the Law of Social Cycles). Opened my eyes to how similar all civilizations are throughout human history and how we go through 3 predictable basic cycles – with one replacing the other in succession.”
In addition to being our Talent Spotlight this week, Vincent was also featured on the front page of the Union Tribune local section this week as “Someone San Diego Should Know”.
TEN770 is a 180,000 square-foot Class A Life Science building located in Sorrento Mesa. We are so proud that this project is nominated for a 2021 Orchid Award in the Interior Design category. Be sure to visit the link below to leave a comment on the SDAF Orchids & Onions pages and let us know what you like about the project!
Carrier Johnson + CULTURE completed the interior renovation for TEN770, a 180,000 SF Class A Life Science building located in the Sorrento Mesa area of San Diego. Our scope included the renovation of amenity spaces and common areas, as well as furniture and accessories specification. The project was also designed by Macfarlane Architects, with BNBuilders as the general contractor and BioScience Properties as the developer.
The Valentina Apartments, located on 1919 Pacific Highway in Downtown San Diego, received its Temporary Certificate of Occupancy last week, and tenants are starting to move in. The 153,000 SF building was designed by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE with developer Wood Partners, and is comprised of 8 stories with 110 residential units and amenities such as a fitness room, pool and pool deck. It is bordered by the new Waterfront Park and San Diego Bay to the west and the vibrant Little Italy neighborhood to the east.
CJ+C was a proud sponsor of the ULI Spring Meeting this year. We enjoyed hosting an event in our office (Duane Hagewood with Holland Partner Group), leading the roundtable discussion “Urban City Mama: Creating a Future for Downtown Families From a Personal Perspective” (Claudia Escala & Katee Chard), and meeting our industry partners over the 3-day event (Sean Baba). Thank you for a memorable time and it was great to see you all!
Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is currently designing the Aster, an 8-story apartment complex located at 125 Long Beach Boulevard in Downtown Long Beach, one of Southern California’s most unique waterfront urban destinations to live, work and play. The apartment complex will replace a surface parking lot, and consists of seven levels of 218 residential units over one level of ground floor retail and apartment amenities, with two levels of below grade parking. With its proximity to public transit, residents are able to explore its many shops, restaurants and attractions by bike or on foot.
CJ + C will always rise to the challenge! Thank you, San Diego Business Journal for featuring The Link, a unique apartment complex designed by CJ+C helping those who were once homeless as well as low income individuals and families.
The Link is unique due to an earthquake fault line being identified after the initial design. The fault line did not stop the project; however, caused a shift of the overall layout. “We were starting with a raw block of material before sculpting it,” said Claudia Escala, Principal at CJ+C. “The building is very straight forward but it has this really striking shape, very attractive shape.”
The Link, affordable housing located on 17th & G in San Diego’s East Village, celebrated its Grand Opening last month! Watch the video by Affirmed Housing for more info on this project, as well as a few words from Claudia Escala, Principal at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE.
The project includes 72 units of permanent supportive housing for persons earning below 40% area median income and 14 units of affordable housing for persons earning below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI). The project name exemplifies the client’s vision of creating housing enriched with support resources – a special place that can link its formerly homeless residents with the help they need to survive and thrive.
The Link, our affordable housing project with Affirmed Housing in Downtown San Diego’s East Village, is nominated for a 2021 Orchid Award in the Architecture & Interior Design categories. Be sure to visit the links below to leave a comment on the SDAF Orchids & Onions pages and let us know what you like about the projects!
We are so proud to announce that The Link, our affordable housing project with Affirmed Housing in Downtown San Diego’s East Village, has won a 2021 San Diego Architectural Foundation Orchid Award!
The 7-story affordable housing project at 17th and G in Downtown San Diego’s East Village provides 72 permanent supportive housing units for persons earning below 40% area median income (AMI) and 14 affordable units for persons earning below 50% of the area median income. The project, dubbed “The Link,” exemplifies a vision of creating housing enriched with support resources – a special place that can link its formerly homeless residents with the help they need to survive and thrive.
Meet Carrier Johnson + CULTURE at The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture Virtual Career Fair this Friday! Learn all about the firm and our current job opportunities. Students can click the link below to register and sign up for a timeslot to meet with us. We look forward to connecting with you!
The Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Piter College has been awarded Project of the Year from United States Green Building Council (USBGC) at its annual Sustainable Innovation Awards (SIA). The project also earned the Honor Award in the SIA Energy + Atmosphere category. The “Oscars” of green building, the awards program affirm project teams commitments to a sustainable built environment, and reflect the emphasis on energy & water savings, air quality, good design, community engagement and equity.
We are so proud that The Society is nominated for a 2021 Orchid Award in the Architecture category! The Society is part of a larger redevelopment effort of Town and Country San Diego, a 40-acre site in Mission Valley that includes an existing resort hotel and conference center. Be sure to visit the link below to leave a comment on the San Diego Architectural Foundation Orchids & Onions pages and let us know what you like about the project!
The Village at Totem Lake located in City of Kirkland, Washington was recently highlighted as tied for the 9th largest construction project on the Eastside according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is currently providing services for the redevelopment of the Totem Lake Upper Mall originally constructed in 1973, which is part of a larger master plan that also includes The Lower Mall development. The Upper Mall consists of 650 apartment units, movie theater, and 50,000 sf of retail.
Here is recent drone footage of the construction progress courtesy of Diego Tienda of Reign City Image, LLC.
The Carrier Johnson + CULTURE Seattle design studio is currently providing services for the redevelopment of the Totem Lake Upper Mall originally constructed in 1973, which is part of a larger master plan that also includes The Lower Mall development. The Upper Mall consists of 650 apartment units, movie theater, and 50,000 sf of retail. The project is expected to be fully complete early 2021. Here is recent drone footage of the construction progress, courtesy of Diego Tienda of Reign City Image, LLC.
The Totem Lake business district is the largest district in the City of Kirkland, Washington. As part of the area’s revitalization, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is currently providing services for the redevelopment of the Totem Lake Upper Mall originally constructed in 1973. The Upper Mall, Phase 2, will feature residential units, ground-floor retail, a movie theatre, restaurant space, residential units, and a public plaza. The 26-acre site is currently in construction and current plans include space for residential, retail, entertainment venues, and parking. The site is also planned to connect to Totem Lake transitioning the site to a walkable urban hub.
This Totem Lake Upper Mall project is part of a larger master plan that also includes The Lower Mall, Phase 1, which is slated to feature one large retail development and several adjacent standalone buildings with related parking.
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
Check out this great footage of the construction process behind the Tower 180 remodel project! Nominated for a 2020 Orchid Award in the Architecture, Interior Design & Landscape Architecture categories, Tower 180 was a great design collaboration between our 3 in-house disciplines that embraces the notion of preserving the best characteristics of the original building – its unique architectural elements reflective of the Mid-Century and International styles that were popular at the time – while creating a progressive forward-thinking design.
Our Tower 180 project, a 25-story Class-A office building remodel in Downtown San Diego, is nominated for a 2021 Orchid Award in theArchitecture,Interior Design &Landscape Architecture categories. Be sure to visit the links to leave a comment on the SDAF Orchids & Onions pages and let us know what you like about the project!
Tickets still available for the Oct 21st Awards Gala at https://www.orchidsandonions.org/tickets
Our Tower 180 project, a 25-story Class-A office building remodel in Downtown San Diego, is nominated for an Orchid Award in the Architecture (bit.ly/OTower180) , Interior Design (bit.ly/IDTower180) & Landscape Architecture (bit.ly/LATower180) categories! This was a great design collaboration between our 3 in-house disciplines that seeks to reflect the vitality and sophistication of San Diego as a regional / international economic hub, and also aims to contribute to the viability of the urban commercial core and add to the vibrancy of the overall downtown experience. The new tower design embraces the notion of preserving the best characteristics of the original building – its unique architectural elements reflective of the Mid-Century and International styles that were popular at the time – while creating a progressive forward-thinking design.
Check out the construction progress on our Town & Country mixed-use renovation and redevelopment project in Mission Valley, San Diego! The 840 unit residential development is being built on four parcels of land centered around the new Town and Country Hotel.
The construction for Parcel 1 has been extended to the top level and Holland Construction is in the process of framing the 7th floor to follow up with the installation of the roof trusses at the roof framing. Construction progress for Parcel 2 is at the podium level where the 3rd floor concrete slab is currently being formed, soon followed by the first wood framing along with metal posts and shear walls. Parcel 3 is under grading and the underground pipes have been installed in preparation for concrete slab formation. Parcel 4 is currently in design.
What a view! Here is another photo of our Town & Country mixed-use renovation and redevelopment project in Mission Valley, San Diego courtesy of Holland Partner Group. The 840 unit residential development is being built on four parcels of land centered around the new Town and Country Hotel.
Thanks to Jeff Durkin of Breadtruck Films for capturing great footage of our Town & Country mixed-use renovation and redevelopment project in Mission Valley, San Diego. The 840 unit residential development is being built on four parcels of land centered around the new Town and Country Hotel.
The trend of walkable, village style developments in urban settings are transforming how new developments are designed. With an increased interest towards the live/work/play motto, cities are doing just that – creating more places where options are only steps away.
We are elated to announce that two projects at the University of California, Irvine campus has received recognition from the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA)! The DBIA awards honor the best teams, projects and design-build leaders in the nation.
Amongst the most prestigious and competitive awards programs for architecture in the United States, the annual AIA Design Awards honor excellence in built work, unbuilt work and built work with a high level of sustainable and environmental performance. These awards celebrate the spirit of innovation and creativity of practitioners with the vision to take chances and make design achievement a reality.
The UC Irvine campus can add another LEED certified project to its growing collection. The Division of Continuing Education Building (formerly known as UNEX) has been awarded LEED Platinum – the highest achievement a building can receive. The 76,298 s.f. building sits next to outdoor plaza spaces, terraces and a pedestrian bridge.
The Corona Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital officially broke ground last week for the Skilled Nursing Facility addition! We had a great time celebrating an important milestone for our project with our partners Universal Health Services, Inc., Kitchell & The Barrie Company.
As a participant in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) San Diego-Tijuana 2022 Partnership Forum Group, Sean Baba, Designer at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, attended the program’s kickoff event last week at Park & Market, a project designed by CJ+C!
The ULI Partnership Forum Groups are “a mentorship program that connects ULI young professionals (Mentees) with established industry leaders (Mentors).”
We are so proud to have Sean represent our firm and look forward to our involvement with the organization this year!
CJ+C was honored to provide a tour of our Downtown San Diego “West” project for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) San Diego-Tijuana Partnership Forum Group.
As a member of the 2022 ULI Partnership Forum Group, Designer Sean Baba led the tour with Senior Associate Abe Gutiérrez and our teaming partner, Holland Partner Group. Participants were given an exclusive view of the construction that consists of residential housing, office space, ground floor retail, parking, and several outdoor amenity spaces.
The Union Street pedestrian bridge linking the San Diego Hall of Justice to the old downtown county courthouse was removed over the weekend. Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is designing the Courthouse Commons, a 37-story mixed-use building planned for the site after the demolition of the old Superior Court building, as well as the Courthouse Commons Tunnel, a 328′ long Prisoner Transfer Tunnel replacing the Union Street bridge, as well as the Front Street bridge removed earlier this year. The new tunnel will connect the Central Courthouse with the existing County Central Jail about 50′ underground.
Visit us at the University of Washington College of Built Environments Virtual Career Fair this Thursday! Our Seattle office is growing and we look forward to connecting with students and alumni of the College to talk about our firm and the exciting opportunities that we have.
Thank you to the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce for sharing more about Carrier Johnson + CULTURE’s upcoming project located at 12045 Slater Ave. N.E. in Kirkland, Washington. The mixed-use project is designed to include commercial, retail and housing developments.
Martin Flores, PLA, ASLA, APA has joined the firm in the role of Director of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. Flores will head the our expanding urban design services and oversee the integration of a landscape architecture design department into the firm’s structure. Flores brings with him 34 years of experience in public and private practice throughout California, Arizona and Mexico.
As we expand our portfolio of large-scale urbanism work, seasoned professional in design and urban thinking, Randall Morton, AIA, NCARB will lead the New York office. As part of the expansion, Morton — an internationally lauded expert on waterfront and transit-oriented development, urban planning and design, as well as urban revitalization — has been named Principal of the firm’s Urban Design Studio.
This past Monday, managing director of CJ+C’s Los Angeles office David Huchteman joined fellow board members of the USC Architectural Guild to host a special reception and farewell event for Dean Milton S. F. Curry.
Most recently led by Dean Curry, the Guild has successfully provided over 160 architecture students with 1-on-1 mentorships pairing them with design professionals, engineers, and contractors throughout the LA area. The Guild has successfully raised over $200k in scholarships that continue to benefit University of Southern California students and support the Deans DEI programs and initiatives for the betterment of our industry. CJ+C is honored to support this worthy cause and we wish Dean Curry the best on his new endeavors!
As part of our new office launch in Los Angeles and on the occasion of the Urban Land Institute’s annual convention, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE will host a cocktail party and brainstorming session on the future of mixed-use development in Los Angeles. Planned as a fun, interactive session, called UTOPIA / DYSTOPIA: L.A. NOW!, is billed as an “Ideas Mixer for Real Estate Leaders on the Future of Mixed-Use Los Angeles.” Participants will include developers, building owners, architects and branding specialists.
Vincent Mudd, Managing Partner at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE and chairman of the San Diego Exploratory Foundation (the entity that won the beach games) announced Willie Banks as the president of the team organizing the ANOC World Beach Games in 2019.
Highly committed to civic engagement, Vincent is past Chairman of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and the Chairman of the San Diego Exploratory Foundation. Vincent previously served as Chairman of San Diego’s Citizen’s Fiscal Sustainability Task Force, served on the board of directors of San Diego State University’s Campanile Foundation and the State Compensation Insurance Fund, and was Chairman of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is the former director for the San Diego County Water Authority and Metropolitan Water District. His passion for continued growth and economic development in San Diego marries well with his current role at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE. Vincent offers insight into his perspective on economic growth, development, and design and construction in San Diego, and clearly demonstrates his passion and influence in San Diego.
Congrats to Vincent Mudd, Managing Partner and Principal here at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, for being named one of San Diego’s Top 500 Influential Business Leaders in the San Diego Business Journal. The honor is shared with business leaders and executives who raise the level of the industry in San Diego and beyond.
It is with great honor that we recognize Vincent Mudd being named one of San Diego’s Most Influential People in the San Diego Business Journal. Mudd’s exceptional leadership within the Design-Build industry as well as his professional knowledge and experience has enabled CJ + C to stand together and grow stronger as a firm despite the challenging times in our world. Congratulations Vincent Mudd for a well-deserved recognition!
“Congratulations to Vince on this wonderfully deserved honor! He is the ultimate professional with a passion for excellence, and who sincerely cares about the community.” – Jim Penner, Executive Director of Legacy Center Foundation who worked with Mudd during the design of their award-winning Legacy International Center.
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.
We’ve started the holiday season with one of our favorite events “We Care” for the Boys and Girls Club of San Diego. We’ll miss seeing and helping the children create the gifts they will give to their families. However, we are glad to participate in this “from home” edition of gift giving. Thank you to the organizer, Herman Miller. We look forward to next year!
Have you had a chance to visit us in our new space? When designing our San Diego design studio, connecting both floors was important to create a cohesive work environment. We accomplished this by creating a feature stair that integrates bleacher seating. This design element connects the daylit breakroom to the lobby, creating dynamic flow that encourages social interaction.
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.
SAN DIEGO, April 29, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Carrier Johnson + CULTURE has named William CH Wang as Director of the award-winning, international architecture firm’s Los Angeles office. “The L.A. marketplace has the ability to grow at a higher rate than many other markets in the world, and Carrier Johnson intends to have an outsized role in this growth. William brings CJ the necessary talent, experience, curiosity and energy to ensure we have direct input in the future success of this amazing region,” stated Vincent E. Mudd, Managing Partner, Principal. William’s impact that he will make in the L.A. marketplace is evident within his strategies, performance and commitment. Being intrigued by the quality of work completed by Carrier Johnson + CULTURE and the trend-setting, innovative group, William will contribute to the CULTURE of Carrier Johnson with his belief and approach towards team building and project execution by supporting and empowering each team member to be decision-makers and committed through execution, as well as striving to efficiently and effectively overcome any project challenges.
A well-seasoned project director and designer, William will lead, mentor, empower, support and transform the overall project performance of the Los Angeles team and staff by establishing motivation and an execution plan to follow. According to William, “A successful and effective project always derives from a conjunction of progressive vision and creative, yet functional, development.” His experience with mixed-use, commercial-retail, residential, office tower, hospitality and retail T.I. projects will carry over into his role leading the strategic vision for the Los Angeles team with collaboration from the San Diego team. William champions the idea of innovation and creativity within the real realm and quality control effort starts from project kick-off.
Having received his Bachelor of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture, William is also a LEED Accredited Professional. With over 20 years of experience and his professional associations with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Planning Association (APA) and the Retail Design Institute (RDI), he will be an asset as Director and further the continued exponential growth of the firm. As well as mentoring, recruiting and overall team growth, William will lead the business/client development, outreach, promotion, marketing and the Carrier Johnson + CULTURE brand, taking it to new heights. The firm welcomes William CH Wang as Director of the Los Angeles office and is already impressed by the strides he is making.
SAN DIEGO, CA – Carrier Johnson + Culture, long known as one of San Diego’s preeminent architectural, urban design, interior design and brand strategy communications firms, announced today that Vincent E. Mudd has joined the firm as Principal and Chief Operating Officer effective October 1.
“Ten years after it opened, Petco Park would gain a 37-story, $250 million neighbor under a plan approved Wednesday by Civic San Diego.
The city agency that oversees downtown agreed unanimously to the project that could open in 2016-17 on the 3.5-acre parking lot east of the ballpark, bounded by Park Boulevard and 12th and Imperial avenues.