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 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.
CJM::LA Team Expands
We are very pleased to announce the addition of Nicole Horn to our Santa Barbara design studio.
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!
Located in the heart of Budapest, Hungary, Coffice is a collaborative initiative that brings together three distinct uses in an airy modern space. Part coffee shop, office, and bar, the open concept allows for a seamless transition between uses as the day progresses. By providing a series of open as well as closed areas, Coffice is able to fit the need of every type of person coming to it.
This small pool area was transformed by Austrian Landscape Architecture firm Heri & Salli. The existing rectangular pool lacked appeal and connection with the surrounding garden. By introducing a series of undulating metal panels that seamlessly connect the horizontal and vertical planes, the garden and pool area of the home are to sure to be a statement piece for the homeowners for generations to come.
With land so scare in the urban core, and free food not allowed to be grown on public land, a collective of designers and artists have come up with a solution. A repurposed barge allows enough space to grow a series of crops that can be open to everyone, as well as having the ability to be mobile.
A LEED platinum project, this 88 unit apartment complex in San Francisco is sure to be the envy of its neighbors. Built to accommodate the influx of young tech workers and families moving into the urban core, the design maximizes outdoor entertaining spaces with terraces and a roof deck with eye catching color and form.
The French and American studio of Marc Fornes has created its first permanent installation in the United States. Located at the gateway of a century old park in San Antonio, the sculpture is made up of 1,009 perforated aluminum shingles fastened together by 19,429 rivets. The digitally designed installation serves as a prime example of exploratory structural design to create iconic public spaces.
Click here to read more about this cutting edge design.
Hector Perez, a Woodbury University professor, rallied together a team of architects to design a small urban infill project in the historic Barrio Logan neighborhood of San Diego. The development was supposed to be a series of nine infill projects, but was unable to complete them due to the economic downturn. However, the first lot was developed into a double-height, mixed-use building of Perez’s design, where, in less than 4,000 square feet, he has created eight live-work units, each with a private outdoor space.
Click here to read more about this cool California contemporary design.
This weekend kicked off the first installment of the famous art and music festival in Coachella Valley, California. Every year, artists from around the world create larger than life installations for the festival to celebrate culture and design. Click here to check out the best installations from this year’s event.
Built for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the Urban Coffee Farm & Brew Bar is a beautiful example of bringing a functional landscape into the urban core. Melbourne is famous for its coffee culture, and design studio HASSEL wanted to bring the story of coffee’s growth and production into the same space as it is consumed. Sitting amongst coffee plants, users will be able to learn more about coffee’s journey from rainforest slopes to the cup they have in their hand.
Click here to read more about this fun and innovative installation.
World Landscape Architecture Month
April is World Landscape Architecture Month, a worldwide celebration of the impact this profession has on our daily lives. As a part of our ongoing stewardship and education of this profession, this month showcases Landscape Architecture to the world via social media and invites the public to learn and share about what we do. We encourage you to join us in posting pictures from your neighborhood that highlight Landscape Architecture projects and design. Print out the card below and use it to feature your favorite designed space with the hashtag #WLAM2016
For more about World Landscape Architecture Month, please visit asla.org