On September 29, 2016 CJM::LA celebrated the groundbreaking of our latest commercial project – Direct Relief’s new headquarters in Goleta, CA. We have been working with this incredible organization for the past two years to design their newly expanded office and warehouse distribution center.
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid non-profit dedicated to improving the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations. They are the largest distributor of humanitarian medial aid in the world. To learn more about their mission and reach, click here.
We are very pleased to announce the addition of Nicole Horn to our Santa Barbara design studio.
Nicole comes to us with a background in urban planning and landscape architectural design and is interested in fostering social benefit through the implementation of ecologically sensitive and creatively designed spaces. She holds two masters; in both landscape architecture and urban and regional planning. Nicole enjoys surfing and also volunteers her time as an active board member of the Ventura Botanical Gardens. She joins us as a project manager and has already become an integral member of the CJM::LA team. Welcome Nicole!
April is World Landscape Architecture Month, a worldwide celebration of the impact this profession has on our daily lives. As a part of our ongoing stewardship and education of this profession, this month showcases Landscape Architecture to the world via social media and invites the public to learn and share about what we do. We encourage you to join us in posting pictures from your neighborhood that highlight Landscape Architecture projects and design. Print out the card below and use it to feature your favorite designed space with the hashtag #WLAM2016
For more about World Landscape Architecture Month, please visit asla.org
CJM::LA is celebrating three years in business – thank you to everyone who has helped make this year great, and we look forward to making four even better!
The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Satellite will be hosting two events this weekend for the release of its upcoming exhibition: Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations. Both events will take place at Hotel Indigo on 121 State Street and have free admission.
On Sunday, February 21 from 6-8pm there will be an opening reception for Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations. It features nine Santa Barbara artists that “explore the quiet and inconspicuous operations of everyday existence”. Click here to read more about the opening reception.
On Sunday, February 21 from 11-11:30am Santa Barbara-based artist Weslie Ching presents a site-specific dance work as part of the exhibition Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations. Click here to read more about this event.
On Thursday, March 10 from 5:30-7:30pm the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will host Author Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung. She will be speaking about her new book about highlighting illustrious, talented and provocative women of the Golden State. Click here to read more about Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung and the event.
Tickets for the event are $20 for members and $25 for guests.
Construction on our Hollister Village project is well underway as we enter into fall. Located in Goleta, CA this mixed-use project will provide a retail shopping center as well as 266 apartments to the Goleta community. Courtney has worked on this project for almost seven years, bringing the project from conceptual design through construction documents and now construction observation. We are proud to provide this much-needed rental housing to a community in dire need of available units!
To view photos of the construction progress, click here.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Beautiful organization. Santa Barbara Beautiful recognizes the work of design professionals in beautifying our community through their Annual Awards Gala.
This year, CJM::LA’s Courtney Miller received the Multi-Family Residence award for her work on the East Beach Collection project. Congratulations to the whole project team for a job well done!
On Saturday, October 3 CJM::LA provided tours of our Goodland Hotel property as part of the AIASB ArchitecTours. This event is held annually as a celebration of local architecture within the Santa Barbara area. This year was one of the most successful tours to-date! Thank you to all of our friends, clients and supporters who came out for the tour. To view photos from the event, click here.
On Saturday, October 10 at 4:00 our good friend and collaborator, Kim True, will host the Dara Emery Memorial Lecture at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Kim has been engaged in the upgrades to SBBG’s Home Demonstration Garden and will talk about that design and her process in re-making this important part of the Garden into an example of water-thriftiness and eloquent interpretation.
For more info or to purchase tickets, click here.
On Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 pm our friend and local architect, Dennis Thompson AIA, will take us through 60 years of American films which depict architects as fictional characters. From “The Fountainhead” to “Towering Inferno” to the more recent “It’s Complicated”, Dennis will show clips of architects at work and in love as they are portrayed in a dozen films. This lighthearted and free lecture is sponsored by the Santa Barbara chapter of the American Institute of Architects and is part of the celebration of Architecture Week.
For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.
On Friday, September 25 5:30-7:30 pm, the Art, Design and Architecture Museum at UCSB presents the opening of Walter S. White: Inventions in Midcentury Architecture. This is a fantastic opportunity to view drawings, plans and photographs of this inventor, builder and architect. For more info, click here.