2015 AIA San Diego Design Awards


Carrier Johnson + CULTURE has been awarded the San Diego COTE Merit Award for the Pitzer College Residential Life Phase 2 project at this year’s AIA San Diego Design Awards.

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2015 Alonzo Awards


Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is proud to have been a part of this year’s Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Alonzo Awards which celebrates the best of Downtown San Diego!

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3-D printed multi-family structures: What’s the ETA in the USA?


Carrier Johnson + CULTURE’s Director of Design Technology Casey Mahon was recently interviewed by multifamily residential trade publication, MHN, to provide his perspective on the state of 3D printing technology for building construction and its implications in the near future for multifamily developments in the US.

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Best Practices for Multi-Family Unit Design


Michelle Fox, Designer at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, recently presented to members of the Greystar Development teams in Irvine and San Francisco her approach on Best Practices for Multi-Family Unit Design.  The training discussed subjects such as: standards and codes, factors to consider when designing a unit, determination of what development can do to help facilitate better unit designs, and how to increase your ability to identify superior unit layouts. 

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Carrier Johnson + CULTURE Healthcare Division


Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is playing a key role in the development of next generation state-of-the-art medical and related laboratory facilities that support positive patient experiences – including hospitals, medical office buildings, cancer centers, medical imaging clinics, radiation treatment centers, eye care centers, memory care and skilled nursing facilities – for developers in the private sector as well as for medical and science programs hosed on university campuses throughout the nation.

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Carrier Johnson + CULTURE ISO Certification


Carrier Johnson is on its way to being ISO 9001:2008 certified!  What is ISO certification?  It is an internationally recognized standard which is the basis for certification of a company’s quality management system.

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Gordon Carrier, FAIA, NCARB, is Honorary Co-Chair for Inaugural SDAF Open House 2017


Gordon Carrier, FAIA, NCARB, is an active participant in the San Diego design and development community. Through his architectural practice and a variety of organizational leadership positions, he has played a key role in the revitalization of downtown San Diego. As founding design principal of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, a leading global architecture, design and strategic branding practice, Mr. Carrier has led the firm to an impressive track record of award-winning projects in the public & private market. The San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) is pleased to announce Gordon Carrier as Honorary Co-Chair for Open House San Diego.

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Hillcrest Hotel To Be Converted Into Luxury Apartments


After operating as a Sommerset Suites Hotel in the heart of the Hillcrest neighborhood for the past 20 years, the space is converted back to is original use as luxury boutique apartments.  Located at one of the neighborhoods major axes, The Whitson will turn heads with an updated fascade and an update to the interiors with a vintage flair.  

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Offices of the Future


Carrier Johnson + CULTURE recently provided our opinion on how offices of the future would be designed in an edition of Southwest Magazine.  Our take on the look and feel of a modern office addresses technological advances in communication, has informal conference rooms that engages in spontaneous conversation, includes more open spaces, and is designed to have offices read less hierarchical.

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Redford Conservancy is First Higher Ed Building in California to Earn Zero Net Energy Certification


The Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College has won the first higher education building certification in California for using Zero Net Energy. The certification from the International Living Future Institute is highly sought after and challenging to achieve. The International Living Future Institute’s mission is to lead the transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.

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Revitalizing Downtown San Diego: A Cultural Perspective


The Friends of San Diego Architecture presents inspiring lectures on architecture, design and the built environment by speakers that stimulate thoughtful, community-centered discussions. Design Principal, Gordon Carrier, FAIA, NCARB recently gave a presentation on the topic of Revitalizing Downtown San Diego: A Cultural Perspective.

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Tidewater Community College Joint-Use Project Featured in the Library Journal


Carrier Johnson + CULTURE’s Tidewater Community College Joint-Use Library project was recently featured as an honorable mention for New Landmark Libraries of 2015 in the Library Journal publication. The 124,000 s.f. joint-use library received recognition for its “…emphasis on light, sustainability, and community connection.” 

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Virtual Reality


Casey Mahon, Designer and Director of Design Technology at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE recently contributed to the Puget Sound Business Journal regarding the future of design using virtual reality.  The merging of modeling and virtual reality is now a reality for architects and designers.  

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