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’squality 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.
Gordon Carrier is featured in SD Metro Magazine’s October/November issue in an article titled “Architect In Chief.” Gordon gives an in-depth summary on the vision of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE and what it means to be a part of the architectural process.
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.”
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!
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.
The San Diego Union Tribune recently published an article regarding appealing office spaces for the hard-working millennial and Carrier Johnson’s Helix Electric project was featured! What makes the Helix Electric office stand out to millennials? The open design concept. According to Gordon Carrier, “a key goal was to break down barriers between departments and promote better communication.”
Carrier Johnson + CULTURE’s Pitzer College Residence project was just featured in the Interiors & Sources publication. “The Top 10 Beyond LEED” article focuses on sustainable projects that support human health and happiness. The LEED Platinum project is the newest addition to the student village as a mixed-use residence hall which includes more than 40 sustainable features including a green roof, solar cells, and incorporates natural light and ventilation.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
This video features our Alonzo Award winning project, Form 15, which is owned by the Holland Partner Group. Form 15 stands on a 242,000 square foot lot with 242 apartments and over 10,000 square feet of commercial / retail space.
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.
This year at the 2014 WorkTech Summit in San Francisco, carrier johnson + CULTURE gave a presentation on “Creating Community”. After the presentation, we were asked to host a talk for the group Talking About Tomorrow. Here are the highlights, as provided by The Future of Work…unlimited (full article: http://thefutureofwork.net/creating-community/):
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:
Last Saturday the Orchids and Onions architectural critique was published in The Union Tribune and Carrier Johnson + Culture won the Adaptive Reuse Orchid for our work on The Headquarters at Seaport Village.
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.
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.
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.
Building Design + Construction has ranked Carrier Johnson + Culture at #56 in their list of Top Government Sector Architecture Firms. This has been another exciting development in a number of recent rankings for Carrier Johnson + Culture. The rankings by Building Design + Construction are as follows:
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.