Answering San Diego’s need for affordable housing, “The Link,” breaks ground in Downtown San Diego’s East Village.
Answering San Diego’s need for affordable housing, “The Link,” breaks ground in Downtown San Diego’s East Village.
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.
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 that dominated local news – the redevelopment of the stadium property in Mission Valley.
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 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.
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?
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.
Learn more about SDSU’s vision for revitalizing the San Diego River as they bid for expansion in Mission Valley, described by Design Principal, Gordon R. Carrier, FAIA, NCARB.
Leading business development professional, Kari McFall, has joined the firm in the role of Director of Business Development. Known for her leadership and knowledge in the industry, Kari provides business development leadership for Carrier Johnson + CULTURE by guiding, positioning, and collaborating with Principals and Directors to expand current portfolios into new geographic locations by developing and nurturing long-term client relationships, identifying potential opportunities, and staying well-informed on current practices and leading indicators in the market.
The Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony promotes outstanding architecture, planning and urban design throughout the San Diego region. Out of the 118 nominees in the categories including architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and historic preservation, 16 were chosen to receive an Orchid Award which highlights exemplary examples of architecture throughout our city. We are proud to announce that the Point Loma Nazarene University Lyle + Grace Prescott Memorial Chapel has received one of the coveted Orchid Awards!
The globally acclaimed Principal of our Urban Design Studio in New York, Randall Morton, AIA, NCARB, has been quoted in the prestigious design journal, Architectural Digest.
We are proud to announce that Cypress has received the Icon Award in the Best Affordable Housing category. The Building Industry Association (BIA) Icon Awards of San Diego recognizes the industry’s most outstanding contributors (builder, trade, and design professionals) who have distinguished themselves by working hard to deliver their best for the betterment of our industry.
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.
Based on their comprehensive knowledge as well as their commitment to maintaining lasting client relationships, Rick Castillo and Duane Hagewood have both been appointed to leadership positions.
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.
Carrier Johnson + CULTURE has earned major design honors for the Point Loma Nazarene University Science Center receiving the American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum. This honor reflects the firm’s commitment to design innovation and serving the client mission. The American Architectural Awards are the nation’s highest and most prestigious distinguished building awards program that honor new and cutting-edge design in the United States. This annual program promotes American architecture and design to the public audience in the U.S. and abroad.
The 63-unit permanent supportive housing facility has received a merit award in the prestigious Gold Nugget Awards, given by the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC). Honored in the category of Best Supportive/Transitional Housing, the Cypress Apartments project is eligible to win the Grand Award in the same category. The programs winners will be announced June 28.
Following a year-long renovation of the historic infirmary, “this formerly abandoned, nearly 90-year-old facility is now a showcase for responsible, collaborative green building,” according to Pitzer College leaders. This month, the Robert Redford Conservancy (RRC) for Southern California Sustainability has received LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The project also stabilized and adapted the surrounding 12 acres for the Conservancy’s use in promoting its mission of sustainability. The project is also well underway on the 12 month monitoring period to show that the building will achieve Net Zero Energy certification.
Adding to an extensive career and resume of accomplishments in architecture, design and planning, Design Principal, Michael C. Johnson AIA, NCARB, has recently been selected for appointments to two high-profile organizations: the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Documents Committee and the University of California San Diego’s inaugural Real Estate and Development Advisory Board for its new degree program in that field.
Campus officials hosted a formal dedication ceremony of the Lyle and Grace Prescott Memorial Prayer Chapel at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) on Tuesday, May 1st. Located on the lush, clifftop campus of the University, this much-anticipated building replaces the university’s 50-year-old facility, serving as new, peaceful setting for prayer and spiritual reflection. “The completion of the Lyle and Grace Prescott Memorial Prayer Chapel at PLNU is testament to the firm’s strong design relationship with college leadership, faculty, and students,” says Gordon Carrier, FAIA, NCARB.
Affordable housing development, 17th + G has been approved by Civic San Diego. The 7-story development is located in the East Village of Downtown San Diego and will consist of 86 units. Construction is anticipated to start in March 2019 with occupancy by October 2020.
With nearly four decades of experience in design for research science facilities, Ken Ederington, AIA is an expert source on lab facility design. His recruitment represents a significant move for Carrier Johnson + CULTURE as we seek to expand the firm’s portfolio of work in design and planning of research space for corporate and institutional clients.
Veteran Architect Rick Castillo, AIA, NCARB, has joined the firm in the role of Director of Architecture, Los Angeles. Known for his leadership and design skills as well as for his extensive technical acumen, Castillo is expected to make major contributions to planning, client management and business development for the firm.
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.
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.
Julia Cousins, AIA, MPA, LEED AP, joins the growing Healthcare Group as Project Manager. Julia adds to the firm’s deep experience in medical planning and design for large hospitals. “With her extensive portfolio of work in planning and architecture for major medical care delivery facilities, Julia Cousins is furthering Carrier Johnson + CULTURE’s long-standing commitment to designing and building innovative, effective healthcare environments, and to redesigning and improving existing facilities,” says Mike Engel, Healthcare Director with the firm. “Julia is a respected and accomplished leader in the design community, and we are proud to have her join our ranks.”
The Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) Science complex has been awarded the 2017 Best of Design Awards for Building of the Year in the West. Sited on a dramatic, sloped embankment, the 36,000 s.f. building features a long arc of perforated stainless steel screens that filter sunlight. The iconic design feature is laser cut with the Greek letters, alpha and omega which symbolize the mix of science and faith.
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.
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?
Along with San Diego State University leaders, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is proud to present the initial concept for the former Charger Stadium site. Rooted in the concept of the San Diego River, the design showcases a community connection and a ‘phenomenal’ fan experience. The plan develops 166 acres of Mission Valley that is prone to flooding.
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.
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.
As part of an initiative to boost affordable housing options in downtown San Diego, Cypress has recently opened its doors. The 63-unit housing facility, developed by Affirmed Housing and financed by the San Diego Housing Commission and its partners, opens just as the San Diego city council is holding special hearings to address possible solutions to the high cost of housing.
Design Principal Michael Johnson, AIA, NCARB, spoke to GlobeSt.com regarding incorporating educational uses in mixed-use projects – specifically the recent groundbreaking of the Park + Market project which includes a 66,000 s.f. creative office space operated by UC San Diego Extension. UC San Diego Urban, as dubbed by the university, will feature technological exhibits, lectures, forums, performance space and artwork.
Park & Market, the 562,000-square-foot mixed-use development in San Diego’s East Village neighborhood, broke ground on the project in a public ceremony. The $275 million development combines residential, office, retail and a University of California-San Diego campus extension, at a site just five blocks from Petco Park baseball stadium.
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.
The groundbreaking for the much anticipated Lake Forest Civic Center was held on May 12, 2017. Scheduled to open in May 2019, the four-building, craftsman-style campus includes a senior center, community center, and a City Council chamber that doubles as a performing arts center and a city hall building. Over 100 people attended the ceremony which included city officials, City Council members, and many residents who helped shape the project by participating in workshops and taking surveys.
The Legacy International Center project located in Mission Valley will be home to a resort hotel with 127 units in addition to restaurants, resort-themed retail, spa, a 500-seat performing arts center, museum, and operations office space. The re-design of the project included trimming the original vision by more than 200,000 s.f. and re-envisioning the center with a more contemporary design.
Alahe Aldo, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the firm as Director of Higher Education, bringing to the position her extensive knowledge of campus planning as well as commercial and workplace architecture. With 30-plus years of experience in the field, Aldo has worked extensively with campuses across the northeastern United States, including Harvard University, MIT, and Boston College.
Watch Vincent Mudd’s presentation on “San Diego: A Global Smart City” at Harrisburg University’s Smart Cities Summit. He discusses how San Diego earned its smart city designation through the National Geographic and how the thriving mega-region employs smart-city approaches through innovation, engagement, and experiential dynamism.
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.
Brian M. Koshley, AIA, has joined the firm in the position of Global Director, Interiors + CULTURE. Best known as a leader in forward-thinking architectural solutions focused on client business goals, Koshley brings a range of experience in branded environments, building repositioning, workplace interiors, and technical design solutions.
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.
Open House San Diego is just around the corner! Enjoy one weekend of free access to iconic San Diego architecture on March 25th + 26th. With 47 sites throughout Downtown, Bankers Hill and Barrio Logan, Open House San Diego invites you to celebrate our beautiful city’s built environment. Make sure to stop by Carrier Johnson’s office for a guided tour and virtual reality demonstration.
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.
The mixed-use development, Park & Market, just got approval in San Diego’s Downtown East Village. The 34-story, full-block complex will include 426 units, public plaza, and the recently announced satellite campus for the University of California, San Diego extension.
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.
Located on 7.1 acres adjacent to PETCO Park, Ballpark Village is San Diego’s newest urban, master-planned “village” with more than 3.2 million square feet of mixed-use development which includes luxury apartments, retail, restaurants, and parking.
What does Gordon Carrier think about the evolution of modern architecture, engineering and design firms? “…Leveraging youth is another way to lure talent. “If we have a 20-something who is immensely talented but not that experienced, we’ll make sure she collaborates alongside a more senior practitioner,” says Gordon R. Carrier, FAIA, NCARB, design principal at San Diego–based design firm Carrier Johnson + CULTURE.
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.
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.
The sleek design of the Lyle and Grace Prescott Prayer Chapel will replace the existing 50 year old chapel on the Point Loma Nazarene University campus. The new prayer chapel design is simple and compact, which offers students a more intimate setting for reflection.
Gordon Carrier, FAIA, NCARB, Principal recently authored an article on the rise of religious architecture. Read the educational and thoughtful full article in Metropolis
Conceived by design principal Gordon R. Carrier, the compact, expressive Lyle and Grace Prescott Memorial Prayer Chapel will replace the existing 50 year old facility on the Point Loma Nazarene University campus. The building is scheduled to open in late 2017.
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.
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.
Manuela Bravo-Smith, Senior Interior Designer has authored an article on the importance of integrated design to the development of engaging and memorable hospitality design.
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.
Attendees at the Boutique Design New York trade fair, held at the Jacob K. Javits Center (New York, NY) November 13 – 14, had an opportunity to learn about how 3D printing is revolutionizing the design practice. Carrier Johnson + CULTURE’s very own Casey Mahon, Designer and Design Technology Director, and Chris Voltl, Designer, led a demonstration and presentation on the practical uses for the latest 3D printing technology at The Incubator on November 14.
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.
Expert in Healthcare Architecture and Design, Randy Beckwith joins Carrier Johnson + CULTURE as Project Manager. Bringing with him 20 years of experience with an array of project types and special expertise in the healthcare sector, Beckwith will apply his eye for distinctive, functional design to the firm’s healthcare portfolio.
Carrier Johnson + CULTURE’s historic restoration project, located in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, is a unique project for the firm. Under the direction of Kyle Peterson, the Los Angeles Office team is working with the guidelines set-forth by the State Historic Preservation Officer to restore the building’s exterior but is taking a more contemporary, eco-friendly approach to the interior renovations.
Read Full Article: Historic Downtown Hotel Turning Into Affordable Housing
This full City block within the East Village that borders the Ballpark District and the Gaslamp Quarter is nothing short of magnificent. For Downtown San Diego, this is a landmark that vertically integrates a mixed-use development, including a Ritz-Carlton hotel, condominium units, affordable and market-rate apartments, restaurants, retail, a Whole Foods, office space, public open space, and both private and public parking.
After 15 years in downtown San Diego, NBC 7 recently moved to a new energy efficient headquarters facility with state-of-the-art broadcast technology. The new two-level building spans more than 50,000 s.f. and includes a larger news studio as well as room for the station to grow.
Celebrating it’s 40 Year Anniversary, Orchids & Onions – San Diego’s salute to great and not so great architecture, held it’s annual awards banquet last night at the Spreckels Theater. Out of the many projects nominated throughout the city in 5 categories (architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, interior design, and miscellaneous), the Point Loma Nazarene University Sator and Latter Science Center project was awarded one of the coveted Orchids!
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.
“Carefully planned additions and strategic expansions better serve a diverse and value-oriented generation of students.”
Read the full Commercial Architecture article and podcast interview with Ray Varela, Design Principal
Under the direction of Linda Zubiate, NCARB – Principal/Architect, Carrier Johnson’s design for the new Lake Forest Civic Center received City Council approval on Tuesday, September 21st. The multi-building development features a Senior Center, a Community Center, City Hall / Community Policing Center, Council Chamber / Performing Arts, and a single deck parking structure.
Read the full NCARB Blog authored by Michael C. Johnson, AIA, NCARB
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 to Principal Linda Zubiate on her prosperous 35-year career with Carrier Johnson + CULTURE! Linda is a consummate professional, dedicated employee, mentor, and client advocate.
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.
“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.
Building Design + Construction Magazine published their 2016 Giants 300 Report and Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is featured at #64!!
Vincent Mudd, Managing Partner/Principal represented the SDSU West Campus development team (Cisterra/JMI/Cruzan) and Carrier Johnson + CULTURE at a July 12, 2016 ULI San Diego-Tijuana breakfast panel discussion entitled, “What Happens to Qualcomm Stadium Site?”
The Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. General Services Administration announce the opening of the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry West Pedestrian Facility, now coined the PedWest crossing. Congrats to the Halbert Construction, Inc. and Carrier Johnson + CULTURE Design-Build Team.
Inhabitat, an online weblog, features Point Loma Nazarene University Sator & Latter Hall in article about regulating solar gain.
Check out Carrier Johnson + CULTURE in the Union Tribune!
Two Carrier Johnson + CULTURE projects – The Point Loma Nazarene University New Science Building (Sator Hall and Latter Hall) in San Diego, CA and The Brand in Glendale, CA received awards at the Gold Nugget’s annual event in San Francisco, CA last evening.
Read the full article below.
Carrier Johnson + CULTURE’s scope of work included architecture, programming, space planning, interior design, and specifications furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
Councilmember Todd Gloria, Third District, presented a Special Commendation to Kevin Krumdieck, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal at Carrier Johnson in May 2016 – 2016 People in Preservation Award Winner.
“Casey Mahon leverages innovations in virtual reality and gestural mapping to create immersive 3D environments that designers can explore – and alter – without taking their headsets off.”
Michael Johnson, AIA, NCARB, Founder and Design Principal at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, authors the Commercial Architecture magazine article, “Guidelines That Energize Mixed-Use Designs.” The article overviews best practices for mixed-use developments in urban environments learned from Michael’s 30+ years practicing architecture.
Casey Mahon, who manages the Design Technology Center at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, is quoted in Architect magazine article, “Bringing 3D Printing In-House.”
Casey Mahon, Designer and Director of the Design Technology Group here at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, has written an article on virtual reality that has been featured on the Arch Daily website. The use of Virtual Reality (VR) dramatically impacts the practice by removing the burden of scale in the representation of a project.
Downtown Los Angeles is on the verge of a breakthrough moment. It is becoming more livable, walkable and enjoyable as we speak. But what’s missing?
Design Principal, Gordon Carrier recently revealed his thoughts on designing for authenticity for Commercial Architecture Magazine. The question posed: How can commercial architecture become more authentic?
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.
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.
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.
Gordon Carrier shares his insights on the growth of architecture firms that have evolved into a cross-over between different design disciplines. This growth happens for a new reason – “…to help clients express their authenticity, innovate rapidly, and elevate their brand. This trend marks the triumph of design thinking as a hallmark of both creativity and market-based success.”
Cypress, a 6-story, 63-unit development will bring an essential need for affordable housing to Downtown San Diego. Located in the East Village, Cypress is being built to meet LEED Gold sustainability which includes a solar array to offset 60% of its common area usage.
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.
The Times of San Diego has featured an article on the new Point Loma Nazarene University Science Complex. The 36,000 s.f. state-of-the-art facility provides a contemporary environment within the faith-based campus that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
Professional Builder Magazine has featured the Form 15 Mixed-Use development in their November issue. The article highlights mixed-use developments that have revitalized urban areas throughout the country.
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.
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.