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An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California – Dwell
February 4, 2016
photo courtesy of Daniel Hennessey
Amongst the Southern California landscape, homeowners Shino and Ken Mori wanted a home that would translate Japanese Modern design into this suburban context. The design is striking and unique, while pairing opposing forms together. From the outside, it seems to have no windows, but once you enter into the courtyard, the home is almost entirely open.
Click here to read more about this contemporary Japanese home.
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Mariahilferstrasse – Landezine
January 28, 2016
image courtesy of B + B
Mariahilferstrasse is a common shopping street in the Austrian capital city of Vienna. Dutch landscape and urban design office Bureau B+B together with the Viennese architects orso.pitro transformed this crowded street of pedestrians and vehicles into a metropolitan shopping boulevard fit for this thriving urban center.
Click here to read more about this new social center in the heart of Vienna.
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Town Hall Square Solingen – Scape Landschaftsarchitekten
January 21, 2016
image courtesy of atelier2
This urban space in Solingen, Germany employs the concept of a continuous public open space; one that connects the Town Hall Square to the city’s vast network of urban parks and spaces. Located in front of the city’s municipal offices, the design aims to create a space that is welcoming and inviting to all its citizens in the industrial core.
Click here to read more about how this town uses its central district as a place for everyone to gather.
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Producing the world’s first 3D-Printed bridge with robots is “just the beginning”
January 13, 2016
image courtesy of Future Makers
3D-Printing and robots are already transforming our world today. As these technologies advance, we will see their impact in the built environment increase dramatically.
Click here to read about how a technology startup is using 3D-Printers to build a bridge over a canal in Amsterdam.
- Spa and Clubhouse Construction
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.
image: Rochelle Rose / Noozhawk
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.
- image: Kim True
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.
- image: AD&A Museum
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.
We recently closed the third and final show in our Summer Art Series. We would like to thank all of our friends, colleagues, clients and supporters who attended the shows. One of the most important components of being part of a community is showing up, and we were so happy to see such a diverse crowd in attendance at all three openings! The series was a success, and we look forward to further opportunities to bring the community into our space. Stay tuned for more updates as we look toward the new year!
To view photos from our events, click here.
CJM::LA’s recently opened Goodland Hotel property will be featured on this year’s AIASB ArchitecTours!
The Santa Barbara AIA’s annual ArchitecTours, a celebration of local architecture, will showcase nine homes and businesses including our recently opened Goodland Hotel property.
The theme of this year’s ArchitecTours is ‘Architecture with a Story’. Each of the nine projects features an intriguing personal or construction story that profile many of the design obstacles encountered during the building process. This event draws attention to the extraordinary architectural legacy in Santa Barbara and the value of well-designed architecture to its surrounding community. Equally, ArchitecTours highlights the expertise that AIA architects (and Landscape Architects!) possess including a thorough understanding and expertise in urban design, sustainability, accessibility, structural improvements, building materials, and historic renovation.
The tour will be held on Saturday October 3rd from 10am – 4pm and will culminate with a festive party.
Early Bird Tickets are $65 for general public, $55 for AIA members and seniors, and $25 for students. Please note that early bird tickets are only available until September 13th. This year, five percent of the proceeds earned by the event will be donated to Habitat for Humanity for their next project in Santa Barbara County. Habitat has been a valued client of ours and we are proud to contribute to another opportunity for fundraising for this incredible organization.
Tickets can be purchased here.
This year CJM::LA is a site sponsor at The Goodland Hotel property, which we completed in 2014. This is a great opportunity to see our work in action, and receive a personal tour of the property with representatives of our firm as well as DMHA, our Architect partners for the property. We look forward to seeing you there!