Vincent Mudd Joins Carrier Johnson +Culture as Chief Operating Officer

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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.

Mudd is the former owner and CEO of sdoi, a San Diego-based innovative, award-winning workplace design-build firm. Highly committed to civic engagement, he serves as vice chair of San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, chairman of the San Diego 2024 Olympics Exploratory Committee, and a director for the San Diego County Water Authority and Metropolitan Water District. He is a past chairman of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and teaches a course on Sustainable Design and Construction at San Diego State University.

“As our list of satisfied clients continues to grow nationally and internationally, so does Carrier Johnson + Culture’s reputation as a visionary design firm, approaching projects through exceptional design in support of our clients’ unique brand characteristics, aimed at differentiating client offerings within a competitive global marketplace,” notes Gordon R. Carrier, FAIA, Principal of Carrier Johnson + Culture. “To successfully grow and evolve in today’s world, we must be willing to continuously reinvent the way we do things. Vincent Mudd brings unique expertise, strategic thinking, perspective, and a bold new approach to management operations, helping us maximize efficiencies and positioning us for increased growth as we assess new market opportunities to provide expanded levels of service to our clients.”

“Joining Carrier Johnson + Culture is a strategic evolution of my experience over the past 25 years as an entrepreneur and innovation expert,” Mudd says. “Carrier Johnson has an unbelievably talented team of professionals, and I feel we have an opportunity to work with clients on unique and diversified options while creating great physical space and visionary planning. In doing so, we position ourselves to offer design capacity in a global market like no other.”

Founded nearly 30 years ago, Carrier Johnson + Culture is widely recognized for its visionary approach and highly diversified expertise in areas including corporate, commercial, educational, retail, multi-family, hospitality, entertainment and healthcare projects throughout the nation as well as around the globe. Locally, the firm is principal architect on the Old Police Headquarters at Seaport Village, which is set to open this fall, and Point Loma Nazarene University’s new Science Complex. Across the country, in Virginia Beach, it just opened the new Tidewater Community College Joint Use Library, combining the library needs of the community college and city under one roof. Internationally, Carrier Johnson + Culture is working on a network of Family Entertainment Centers throughout China, and a 58-story mixed-use project in Xiamin. The firm has completed numerous urban design and commercial projects internationally, including mixed-use projects in China’s Guangzhou, Danyang, and Hangzhou provinces as well as in Abu Dhabi and Costa Rica. For more information, please visit