New Product Offered | Landscape Maintenance Reference Guide

At CJM::LA, we value the long term success of our clients’ properties and the outdoor spaces we design.  With proper care and knowledge of best practices, gardeners and maintenance teams can help protect the investments our clients make in their outdoor environments.  This long-term approach will not only help maintain the market value, but also the aesthetic and cultural value of our clients’ designed landscapes.

In order to ensure our clients’ maintenance teams have the guidance necessary to properly cultivate these outdoor spaces, we are now offering Landscape Maintenance Reference Guides as a product available to both commercial and residential clients.  Serving as an educational tool to direct and facilitate the ongoing maintenance of our designed landscapes, these guides are tailored to each specific project or property and include a description of the landscape design objectives and maintenance goals; identification of relevant project requirements; and guidelines for plant and hardscape material replacements, weed and pest management, pruning, soils testing and fertilization, irrigation scheduling and system repair, water features, etc.

We are constantly exploring ways to better service our clients’ needs and are excited to offer this new tool to help maintain the integrity of our work and protect the value of our clients’ properties!

Landscape Maintenance Reference Guide, Unity of Santa Barbara

Landscape Maintenance Reference Guide, Unity of Santa Barbara


CJM::LA + AIASB Design Charrette 2020

At CJM::LA we seek out opportunities to create positive change in our community. The 2020 Design Charrette organized by the Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects aimed to Reinvigorate, Reinvent, Reimagine, and Repurpose our downtown with housing, energy, and life.  Both Courtney and Mariella from our office joined the charrette to work with local architects, planners, designers, students, citizens and professionals to develop a new vision for the design of our downtown core to lead us into the next 100 years.

Courtney collaborated with team B whose focus was on the downtown open spaces including the state street promenade, parks and plazas. Here are highlights of team B’s presentation of a new shared pedestrian promenade integrating stadium seating, stormwater, outdoor dining and public art.

Courtney’s words chosen to inspire a lively promenade and community

Courtney’s plan and elevation of what a complete street in Santa Barbara could look like

Mariella collaborated with team 6A whose area of focus were the blocks between Figueroa, Carrillo, Anacapa and Chapala streets; encompassing the transit center, local eateries, banks and other essential infrastructure to our downtown core. Here are some of their design ideas that revitalize the transit center; integrating bus, bicycle and ride share, adding housing, retail spaces and open space to form a highly functioning and invigorating entrance to downtown Santa Barbara.

in person collaborative sketching with Dee Carawan and Tai Yeh 

a quick sketch of Mariella’s used in the virtual design collaboration process

Dee Carawan’s final drawing of the transit center block

Thank you to all of our team members and to everyone who helped participate and organize this historical collaborative effort. You can watch the full recording of the design team presentations here.  The AIASB


CAMINO VIEJO RESIDENCE

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CAMINO VEIJO RESIDENCE

Montecito, CA
Completed 2019


Project Type

Private Residential

Collaborators

Cearnal Collective | Architect + Interior Design
Erin O Carroll | Irrigation Design

Lead Designer

Courtney Jane Miller
Katie Klein

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QUAIL RIDGE RESIDENCE

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QUAIL RIDGE RESIDENCE

Solvang, CA
Completed 2019


Project Type

Private Residential

Collaborators

Custom Landscapes | Landscape Contractor
DesignARC | Architect

Lead Designer

Courtney Jane Miller
Nicole Horn

photos by Caitlin Atkinson
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YANKEE FARM RESIDENCE

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YANKEE FARM RESIDENCE

Santa Barbara, CA
In Progress


Project Type

Private Residential, Renovation

Collaborators

DMHA Architecture + Interior Design

Lead Designers

Courtney Jane Miller
Cameron Hunt

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Watch the AIASB Design Charrette 2020 Presentation

The Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects put together the 2020 Design Charrette to Reinvigorate, Reinvent, Reimagine, and Repurpose our Downtown with housing, energy, and life.  On Wednesday, each of the sixteen design teams presented their key recommendations and design concepts to the public via a zoom webinar.  You can watch the recording of the design team presentations here.

 


AIASB Design Charrette 2020 Design Team Presentations

For the past two months, over 150 volunteer architects, landscape architects, planners, civil engineers, designers, property owners and associated stakeholders have been hard at work developing a new vision for Santa Barbara’s downtown core.  The Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects put together the 2020 Design Charrette to Reinvigorate, Reinvent, Reimagine, and Repurpose our Downtown with housing, energy, and life.

At 6 PM on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 each of the sixteen design teams will present their key recommendations and design concepts to the public via a zoom webinar.  All are welcome!  Please join Courtney, Mariella and the Santa Barbara community for this exciting event!

Click here to join the webinar!
Password: 937473


Central Coast Green Building Council 2020 Green New Construction Award

We are thrilled to announce the Direct Relief Headquarters has been awarded a U.S. Green Building Council 2020 Green Award by the Central Coast Green Building Council. Thank you to DMHA , our incredible client and the entire project team.

The Central Coast Green Building Council Green Awards recognizes outstanding sustainable building achievements and community members within the tri-county region.

The Green Awards highlight innovative design, construction, products, businesses, schools, governments and educational programs.

Check out this video of our project by DMHA highlighting the project team’s collaborative successes in designing a sustainable, efficient, beautiful and thoughtful site for the Direct Relief headquarters, offices and distribution center.


Under Construction | Downtown Infill Housing

We are excited to see two of our downtown infill residential projects under construction across the street from one another!
The first is our East De La Guerra Mixed Use project with KIBO Group  and Cearnal Collective (check out these renderings).  This project will bring 26 new rental units to the downtown core while restoring the historic home of the Ygnacio family; descendants of the notable Santa Barbarian and Chumash womxn Maria Ygnacia.
The second is our 800 Santa Barbara Street Mixed Use project with HBA Architects and JDC Construction and Development Group  This three story development will bring 23 new housing units to the downtown core while preserving the original East-West brick paseo.

view of 800 Santa Barbara Street to 214-226 East De La Guerra

214-226 East De La Guerra

mixed use housing going up on De La Guerra

Cameron Hunt from CJM::LA verifies plans with American Landscape contractors

Left: Scaffolding at the new elevator tower | Right: Historic home of Maria Ygnacia to be restored

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landscape fabric installed at built-in planters | plants coming soon!

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JDC Group begins construction at 800 Santa Barbara Street

existing olive trees to be relocated on site

view of 800 Santa Barbara from De La Guerra Street


DUNE Coffee

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DUNE Coffee

Santa Barbara, CA
Completed 2020


Project Type

Commercial, Restaurant

Client

DUNE Coffee

Awards

Santa Barbara Beautiful / Gold Leaf Award 2020

Collaborators

Allen Construction | Contractor

Lead Designers

Courtney Jane Miller
Mariella Dentzel

photos by Rob Tran, Chach Hernandez
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MORADA RESIDENCE

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MORADA RESIDENCE

Santa Barbara, CA
Completed 2016


Project Type

Private Residential

Collaborators

Vining Construction | General Contractor

Lead Designer

Katie Klein

photos by Lepere Studio
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CABRILLO COMMERCIAL COMPLEX

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CABRILLO COMMERCIAL COMPLEX

Santa Barbara, CA
Completed 2019


Project Type

Hospitality, Restaurant

Awards

AIA Santa Barbara Design Awards/Honor Award, Santa Barbara Architectural Heritage 2021

Collaborators

RRM Design Group | Civil Engineering
DMHA Architecture | Architect
Henry Lenny | Design Architect
Erin O Carroll | Irrigation Design

Lead Designer

Nicole Horn

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