Hilton Garden Inn Opening

The CJM::LA team recently celebrated the opening of our latest hospitality project in Goleta, CA.  The Hilton Garden Inn brings much-needed hotel and meeting room space to the heart of the Goleta community.  The property was designed in keeping with the art deco architectural style; with cozy courtyards and meeting breakout space, a lively pool area and roof deck with lounge areas and incredible views.


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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Hollister Village | Under Construction

Spa and Clubhouse Construction
Spa and Clubhouse Construction

Construction on our Hollister Village project is well underway as we enter into fall.  Located in Goleta, CA this mixed-use project will provide a retail shopping center as well as 266 apartments to the Goleta community.  Courtney has worked on this project for almost seven years, bringing the project from conceptual design through construction documents and now construction observation.  We are proud to provide this much-needed rental housing to a community in dire need of available units!

To view photos of the construction progress, click here.


ARCHITECTOURS 2015 | THE GOODLAND HOTEL

ArchitecTours 2015
On Saturday, October 3 CJM::LA provided tours of our Goodland Hotel property as part of the AIASB ArchitecTours.  This event is held annually as a celebration of local architecture within the Santa Barbara area.  This year was one of the most successful tours to-date!  Thank you to all of our friends, clients and supporters who came out for the tour.  To view photos from the event, click here.


AIASB ARCHITECTOURS 2015 | FEATURING NEW WORK BY CJM::LA

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CJM::LA’s recently opened Goodland Hotel property will be featured on this year’s AIASB ArchitecTours!

The Santa Barbara AIA’s annual ArchitecTours, a celebration of local architecture, will showcase nine homes and businesses including our recently opened Goodland Hotel property.

The theme of this year’s ArchitecTours is ‘Architecture with a Story’.  Each of the nine projects features an intriguing personal or construction story that profile many of the design obstacles encountered during the building process.  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 on Saturday October 3rd from 10am – 4pm and will culminate with a festive party.

Early Bird Tickets are $65 for general public, $55 for AIA members and seniors, and $25 for students. Please note that early bird tickets are only available until September 13th.  This year, five percent of the proceeds earned by the event will be donated to Habitat for Humanity for their next project in Santa Barbara County.  Habitat has been a valued client of ours and we are proud to contribute to another opportunity for fundraising for this incredible organization.

Tickets can be purchased here.

CJM::LA Landscape Architecture Santa Barbara
This year CJM::LA is a site sponsor at The Goodland Hotel property, which we completed in 2014.  This is a great opportunity to see our work in action, and receive a personal tour of the property with representatives of our firm as well as DMHA, our Architect partners for the property.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Ice in Paradise | Under Construction

Lara Cooper / Noozhawk photo
Lara Cooper / Noozhawk photo

Construction has recently begun at our Ice in Paradise project in Goleta, CA.  This ice rink project has been in the works since 1997, and will provide a beneficial amenity to the Goleta community as well as the Central Coast region.  We worked closely with HTG Architects, who specialize in ice rink design, in order to provide outdoor plaza space with opportunities for naming rights as well as a small garden area.  Our local news publication Noozhawk recently published an article with updates on the construction.  To read more, click here.


CITY OF GOLETA | 10 YR. ANNIVERSARY OF SPERLING PRESERVE

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The City of Goleta is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the acquisition of the Sperling Preserve on the Ellwood Mesa.  The community is invited to join in the celebration on Wednesday March 4, 2015 from 4-5 pm.  Enjoy light goodies while the sun sets, and take in the view from this incredible scenic resource.  For more info, click here.

If you haven’t visited the Sperling Preserve, this is a great time of year to do it.  The preserve is adjacent to the Monarch Butterfly Grove, which is host to thousands of migrating butterflies every year from November through February.  For more info, click here.