Courtney Jane Miller, PLA, ASLA
President | Principal Landscape Architect
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT | CALIFORNIA REGISTRATION #5581
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT | ARIZONA REGISTRATION #72792
LEED ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL | BUILDING DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION
Courtney has a diverse background in the field of landscape architecture, design and creative thinking. After completing her undergraduate degree in landscape architecture at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, she continued to develop her design and professional expertise at a mid-sized firm in Orange County, California. While there, she led a team of professionals in the design and development of large-scale projects including multi-family, assisted living, hospitality and mixed-use properties. In 2010, Courtney moved to Santa Barbara and began work with The Office of Katie O’Reilly Rogers. She has designed, managed and executed a number of projects within the Santa Barbara and Central Coast region including historic renovation, hotel, private estate, affordable condominium, apartment, retail center, multi-family and mixed-use developments. Courtney created CJM::LA in 2013. Her work combines the efficiency of large-scale production with exceptional technical skill, artful design sensibility and a specific attention to detail. Her design aesthetic is informed by a responsiveness to detail and context and a strong sense of creative curiosity.
Nicole Horn, PLA, ASLA, MCP, MLA
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT | CALIFORNIA REGISTRATION #6375
Nicole is driven to create beautiful and environmentally sustainable projects that improve the social, ecological and physical characteristics of our cities and open spaces. Her interdisciplinary background in urban planning, resource management and landscape architecture has given Nicole a unique ability to effectively design and manage a variety of project types from master planning to small-scale site design. Nicole has worked on mixed-use, commercial, luxury residential, institutional, hospitality and public park projects in China, Taiwan, Brazil, Hawaii and California. Her current role as a board member for the Ventura Botanical Gardens has recently allowed Nicole to promote the use of native California plants and advocate for climate-appropriate design as a community leader in the city of Ventura.
Cameron Hunt, PLA
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT | CALIFORNIA REGISTRATION #6162
Cameron places a high value on the creation of meaningful built environments that embody thoughtful design and sustainable building practices. As a native of Santa Barbara, Cameron has a passion for design and ecology that was fostered from his youth spent hiking in the local hills. Cameron’s undergraduate studies focused primarily on environmental science, conservation resource studies, music, and art; which ultimately led to him earning a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. His past project experience in estate residential, institutional, commercial, and hospitality projects is evidence of strong technical skill with an emphasis on construction detailing and hardscape design. Cameron also has experience as project foreman for landscape design-build firms in both Marin County and Santa Barbara County, which has provided him with an invaluable skillset for effectively managing projects through the construction phase. In his spare time, Cameron enjoys playing guitar and has a long history of writing and producing music.
Office Manager | Bookkeeper
Janet thrives on her ability to keep CJM::LA running smoothly and efficiently. She is detail-oriented, organized and enjoys making new business and social connections. Janet joined the CJM::LA team in August of 2014 after developing her office management, marketing and bookkeeping skills at a variety of Architecture and Landscape Architecture firms from the East Coast to Orange County, California. She holds degrees in Historic Preservation and Architectural Technology. Janet is also largely involved in the Santa Barbara community, and currently volunteers with many local organizations such as The Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, The Lobero Theater, William Sansum Diabetes Center and The Chamber of Commerce.
Mariella comes to us with a degree in Product Design from OTIS College of Art & Design. She has experience in product, furniture and installation design and fabrication. She enjoys applying the creative problem solving skills she developed as part of her undergraduate degree to the field of landscape architecture. Mariella values the sense of place that successful designed spaces bring to our collective experience of the environment around us. In her free time, Mariella enjoys exploring new environments on her bike and climbing mountains.