April is World Landscape Architecture Month, and CJM::LA is celebrating by highlighting a few recent projects that demonstrate our focus on wellness. As the second in a three-part post, this week we’re highlighting recent projects that promote physical wellness.
Two projects that demonstrate our focus on PHYSICAL WELLNESS include: the Ocean Meadows residences, a collaboration with DesignARC (currently in the permit process); and the renovation of Cabrillo Ball Park (completed in 2018). Both designs include outdoor recreation amenities for individual and group activities. Upon completion, Ocean Meadows will provide pedestrian and bike trail connections to the North Campus Open Space, a restored and preserved coastal open space for public access and passive recreation. It will also feature natural play areas for children and a shared residential street. Cabrillo Ball Park was an existing public ball field to which CJM::LA, together with the City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Department, added a circuit walking trail with exercise equipment, better lighting and biofiltration plantings to provide a sense of enclosure while maintaining important sight lines for public safety.
April is World Landscape Architecture Month, and CJM::LA is celebrating by highlighting a few recent projects that demonstrate our focus on wellness.
This year, our team has been getting outdoors and into nature, finding time to meditate and focusing on our individual health and well-being. This inward focus has inspired us to define “wellness” within the practice of landscape architecture. Wellness generally refers to the intentional pursuit of optimal health, which can be broken down into different categories: mental wellness, physical wellness, spiritual wellness, social wellness, financial wellness, etc.
At CJM::LA, we believe landscape architecture can enhance our cities and communities through the intentional pursuit of wellness:
Social wellness | We design community spaces for positive social interaction.
Physical wellness | We build safe environments for physical activity.
Ecological wellness | We conserve and restore ecological resources.
In a three-part post, we’ll highlight recent projects that promote social, physical and ecological wellness.
Two projects that demonstrate our focus on SOCIAL WELLNESS include: the Louise Lowry Davis Center renovation, a collaboration with Bildsten Architecture and Planning (currently under construction); and the Unity of Santa Barbara courtyard renovation, which was completed in 2020. Both of these designs include beautiful expanded outdoor courtyards – the perfect locations for both community and private events.
This April we are celebrating an incredible EIGHT years in business! Though 2020 was a trying year, it also afforded us the opportunity to continue our growth as a team and expand our practice to include projects in Arizona and Hawaii. We are thrilled to be working with such talented design professionals and clients. Cheers to many more successful years ahead!
We’re excited to share more about the design process via our On the Boards page! Click through the galleries to view process sketches, illustrative plans and architectural renderings which help tell the story of how our projects move from concept design to reality.
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We are excited to share some initial drawings for the Helena Avenue project via this recently published article. A collaboration with DMHA Architecture, this project brings a new use to an existing building which is also home to our recently opened Bier Garten SB project.
We’re excited to share more of our private residential work! Check out our Featured Projects page for new properties in Montecito and Solvang –
CAMINO VIEJO RESIDENCE
QUAIL RIDGE RESIDENCE
And our On the Boards page for a sneak peek at our design process for a Santa Barbara property.
YANKEE FARM RESIDENCE