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Hilton Garden Inn Opening

The CJM::LA team recently celebrated the opening of our latest hospitality project in Goleta, CA.  The Hilton Garden Inn brings much-needed hotel and meeting room space to the heart of the Goleta community.  The property was designed in keeping with the art deco architectural style; with cozy courtyards and meeting breakout space, a lively pool area and roof deck with lounge areas and incredible views.


CJM::LA Team Member Acquires Professional Licensure

Congratulations to Katie Klein on her recent major professional milestone of achieving licensure in the state of California!

Katie has been a major contributor to the success of CJM::LA over the past four years.  She is tirelessly dedicated to the creation of beautiful spaces, and has consistently demonstrated her commitment to the field of landscape architecture since she joined our team in 2013.


CELEBRATING THE GROUNDBREAKING OF DIRECT RELIEF’S NEW HEADQUARTERS

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 Groundbreaking

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.

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CJM::LA Team Expands

We are very pleased to announce the addition of Nicole Horn to our Santa Barbara design studio.

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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!


Crossrails Station Roof Garden

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Crossrails Station Roof Garden
June 7, 2016
Landezine

Image courtesy of Jason Gairn

Image courtesy of Jason Gairn

Part of a new transit link for the city of London, the Crossrails Station roof garden celebrates the arrival of this new hub but also pay tribute to the neighborhood’s past. This exotic garden sits atop a five story mixed use commercial and transit center. The building’s exterior shell wraps the entire building with large openings above the garden creating a dynamic scene for visitors.

Click here to read more about this project.


Cut and Paste

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Cut and Paste 
June 2, 2016
Design Bureau 

Image courtesy of Martin O’Neill

Image courtesy of Martin O’Neill

In a world of digital creative tools, UK based graphic designer Martin O’Neill prefers a more old fashioned craft. Simply using paper scraps and an exacto knife, he has created collages by hand for magazines, vinyl labels, prints, and more.

Click here to read more about Martin and his work.


The Death of the Traditional Work Desk

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The Last Writing Desk
May 31, 2016
Dezeen

Image courtesy of Dezeen

Image courtesy of Dezeen

With laptops and mobile devices, the workplace is no longer restricted to the traditional desk like it used to be. Dutch designer Frans Willigers has created a hybrid chair and working desk that will replace outdated office furniture. With everything stored digitally now, the design does not feature any storage areas and employs a clean, simplistic design to create an open and airy office environment.

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The Park – Las Vegas

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The Park – Las Vegas, NV
May 26, 2016
Landezine

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Image courtesy of Hanns Joosten

Las Vegas isn’t exactly known for its parks, but all that is about to change. New York City based firm !melk has brought cutting edge urban design and green space to the heart of Las Vegas Boulevard.

Click here to read more about how !melk is changing the conversation on the famous Las Vegas Strip.


Modern Desert Home

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This House Doesn’t Hold Back and Embraces the Desert
May 24, 2016
Dwell

Image courtesy of Dean Kaufman

Image courtesy of Dean Kaufman

Phoenix couple Thomas and Laura Hyland bought the award winning Dialogue house in 2010. Working with the homes original architect, they restored the home to its former glory. With the renovations, the couple paid special attention to the surrounding desert landscape by maintaining the rocky landscape and native vegetation.

Click here to read more about this project.


Kit of Parks

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Kit of Parks
May 19, 2016
World Landscape Architect

Image courtesy of Ben Gebo

Image courtesy of Ben Gebo

This low cost and portable kit is a great way to activate under programed public spaces. Constructed from a lightweight material, the pack fits into a bike trailer, can be unpacked in 10 minutes and contains a high top table, benches, side tables, stools, games, and planters.

Click here to read more about this project.


The Power Station

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The Power Station
May 17, 2016
Landezine

Image courtesy of Adolfo Cantu-Villareal

Image courtesy of Adolfo Cantu-Villareal

Hocker Design Group has transformed this local Dallas landmark into a new art space, residence and garden. Click here to read more about this project.