CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS IN BUSINESS!

We are celebrating an incredible FIVE YEARS in business in Santa Barbara!

OVER THE PAST 5 YEARS, THE CJM::LA TEAM HAS:

Grown our team from 1 to 6!
Supported 2 team members in obtaining professional licensure in the state of California.
Supported the professional development of 5 future Landscape Architects via our internship/shadowship program.
Contributed to the Santa Barbara and Ventura communities via Courtney’s position on the Architectural Board of Review and Nicole’s position on the Board of Directors at the Ventura Botanical Gardens.
Educated High School students about the Landscape Architecture profession via Katie’s involvement in the ACE Mentor Program.
Celebrated the opening of 21 new projects in the hospitality, multi-family residential, private residential, commercial, and parks & recreational markets.
Partnered with 4 local non-profits to provide safe, affordable housing to those in need; to improve the lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies, and to help communities realize their inherent potential to live fulfilling lives.
Fostered the contemporary art scene in Santa Barbara via our #DROUGHTRESISTANT series.
Designed both private and public spaces in a way that pushes the boundary of the expected.

AND…continued to #CHANGETHECONVERSATION!


AIASB ARCHITECTOURS 2018 | FEATURING NEW WORK BY CJM::LA

CJM::LA’s recently completed Arlington Village property, as well as our in-progress adaptive reuse property will be featured on this year’s AIASB ArchitecTours!

The Santa Barbara AIA’s annual ArchitecTours, a celebration of local architecture, will showcase the architectural fabric of downtown Santa Barbara, including new and recently completed properties in the downtown core.  The theme of this year’s ArchitecTours is ‘Rediscover Downtown Santa Barbara: Imagine How You Can Live, Work & Play’.

Arlington Village Apartments | 1330 Chapala Street

Adaptive Reuse | 418 State Street

Each of the twelve projects showcase the best of downtown and include a mix of commercial and residential projects demonstrating how we live in downtown Santa Barbara.  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 this Saturday October 6th from 10am – 4pm and will culminate with a festive party.

Tickets are $80 for general public, $70 for AIA members and seniors, and $25 for students.

Tickets can be purchased here.


CJM::LA Team Expands

We are excited to announce the addition of Cameron Hunt to our Santa Barbara design studio!

Cameron comes to us with a background in estate residential, institutional, commercial, and hospitality projects.  A native of Santa Barbara, he values the careful execution of meaningful built environments that embody thoughtful design and sustainable building practices.  He is a licensed landscape architect and joins us as a Project Manager.  In his spare time, Cameron enjoys playing guitar and has a long history of writing and producing music.  With the addition of Cameron to our team, we have added irrigation design to our list of available services.  Welcome, Cameron!


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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Crossrails Station Roof Garden

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Crossrails Station Roof Garden
June 7, 2016
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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 Park – Las Vegas

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


Every Chair Tells a Story

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Every Chair Tells a Story
May 12, 2016
Dwell

Image courtesy of Veerie Evens

Image courtesy of Veerie Evens

Designer Yinka Ilori has turned to simple dining chairs as canvas for telling his personal story. He finds old and abused chairs and up cycles them using Dutch Wax batik–print fabrics that are closely associated with his Nigerian heritage. The traditional patterns are a part of his personal narrative of being British and Nigerian and it resonates with other people of similar backgrounds.

Click here to read more about Yinka Ilori’s work.