EUCALYPTUS HILL RESIDENCE | RETREAT GARDEN

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EUCALYPTUS HILL RESIDENCE | RETREAT GARDEN

Santa Barbara, CA

Design Year 2020
Completed 2021


Project Type

Private Residential

Collaborators

Tinajero Landscape | Landscape Contractor

Lead Designer

Courtney Miller

photos by Caitlin Atkinson
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Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards 2022

We are thrilled to announce that our team was recognized by the Santa Barbara Beautiful organization for three outstanding properties at the 2022 Santa Barbara Shines! awards ceremony.

UNITY OF SANTA BARBARA | 2022 Commercial Property Award


This project transformed an existing lawn at the front of a historic mid-century modern church building into an inviting courtyard and entry garden.  Designated as a Structure of Merit by the City of Santa Barbara Historic Landmarks Commission, the existing building was constructed in 1958 in the mid-century modern style.  Our team designed the courtyard and gardens to complement the architectural design of the building and pay homage to the mid-century era, while addressing the functional needs of the Unity organization.

MAYEE PLAZA | 2022 Multi-Family Residence Award


This mixed-use infill housing project in the downtown core of Santa Barbara transformed an existing asphalt parking lot into a new multi-story development including 26 apartments and ground-floor commercial office space.  Our team designed a community courtyard in the space between the new building and the existing historic Louisa Ygnacio House to accommodate residents of the new apartments as well as employees and guests of to the commercial offices on the ground floor.  The decomposed granite, native California plants and Santa Barbara sandstone elements were selected to compliment the design language of the nearby Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

CABRILLO BALL PARK | 2022 Public Open Space Award

Together with the City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Department, the CJM::LA team renovated an existing ball field on the Santa Barbara waterfront to address improved community programming, stormwater management and circulation.  A circuit walking trail with exercise equipment, better lighting and biofiltration plantings provide a sense of enclosure while maintaining important sight lines for public safety.


AIASB ARCHITECTOURS 2022 | FEATURING NEW WORK BY CJM::LA

The ArchitecTours is back in person this year, and we are excited to have two of our recent projects featured on the tour!  Hosted by the AIASB, the theme of this year’s tour is “Celebrate Santa Barbara.”

Mayee Plaza

Cabrillo Commercial Complex

From the AIASBThe projects on the tour this year include several unique residences; a contemporary cliffside home on The Mesa, a renovated modern farmhouse in Downtown Santa Barbara and two homes in Montecito that share a strong relationship with their natural surroundings. Also, on the tour are several historic building renovations including the former Hollister Family Office building and adobe.  Additionally, tour goers will also have the chance to visit two new multi-family housing buildings downtown that offer a range of unit sizes and amenities.

The tour will be held Saturday October 1st from 10am – 4pm and will culminate with a festive party.

To purchase tickets, click here.

We hope to see you there!


MAYEE PLAZA

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MAYEE PLAZA

Santa Barbara, CA

Design Year 2016
Completed 2021


Project Type

Mixed Use, Multi-Family, Apartments

Collaborators

Cearnal Collective | Architect
Ashley & Vance | Civil Engineering
True Nature | Irrigation Design

Lead Designer

Courtney Jane Miller
Nicole Horn
Katie Klein

photos by Caitlin Atkinson
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WE ARE EXPANDING

CJM::LA is seeking exceptionally talented, creative and driven individuals to join our team!  Visit our Opportunities page to learn more.


THE FARMACY

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THE FARMACY

Isla Vista, CA + Santa Ynez, CA
In Progress


Project Type

Commercial, Retail

Client

Glasshouse Group

Collaborators

Ashley & Vance | Civil Engineering
Andrulaitis+Mixon | Architect

Lead Designer

Cameron Hunt
Nicole Horn

perspective renderings by Temeka Group
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THE LOFTS AT THE MILL

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THE LOFTS AT THE MILL

Santa Barbara, CA
In Progress


Project Type

Mixed Use, Multi-Family, Apartments

Client

Laguna Haley Studios II, LLC

Collaborators

Ashley & Vance | Civil Engineering
DesignARC Santa Barbara | Architect

Lead Designer

Nicole Horn

perspective renderings & building elevations by DesignARC
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Direct Relief Honored with Merit Award at the SOCAL ASLA Quality of Life Awards

We are honored to announce that our Direct Relief Headquarters project has been recognized by the Southern California Chapter of the ASLA with a Merit Award in the General Design category at the 2021 Quality of Life Awards!  This year’s theme, “growing importance of the outdoors” celebrates outdoor space as a crucial part of our existence.

A collaboration with DMHA, the design of this new campus brought forward the concept of healing as a reference to our client’s mission as well as the ecological context of the site.

Led by Nicole Horn, this project has been recognized by multiple architectural, engineering and green building organizations for it’s exemplary design.  Congratulations Nicole!


PACIFIC EDGE HOTEL

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PACIFIC EDGE HOTEL

Laguna Beach, CA
In Progress


Project Type

Hospitality, Renovation

Collaborators

Rockefeller Kempel Architects
Studio MAI | Interior Design
PSOMAS | Civil Engineering
Lighting Design Alliance | Lighting Design

Lead Designer

Nicole Horn

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THE WILDE RESORT + SPA

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THE WILDE RESORT + SPA

Sedona, AZ
In Progress


Project Type

Hospitality, Renovation

Collaborators

AXIS/GFA | Architect
Beleco | Interior Design
Shepard Westnitzer | Civil Engineering

Lead Designer

Courtney Jane Miller
Cameron Hunt

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Celebrating Habitat for Humanity

This Saturday, May 22 Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County is honoring individuals and organizations that provided exemplary support and partnership over the past 20 years at their Habitat Homecoming Virtual Gala.  We are proud to be one of those partners, having helped design and build both the 12-unit Canon Perdido Affordable Homes project in Santa Barbara in 2014, as well as the 3-unit Sawyer Avenue Affordable Homes project in Carpinteria in 2019.  Both projects were realized in collaboration with DMHA Architecture.

Sawyer Avenue Affordable Homes, rendering by Ryan Mills | DMHA Architecture

At CJM::LA, we believe strongly in the need for equitable housing policies and affordable housing for all.  We are honored to partner with such an incredible organization to help families build and improve a place to call home.  The Canon Perdido Homes project accommodates housing for 44 people and 22 children, and the Sawyer Avenue Homes project accommodates housing for 14 people and 8 children.

Click here to purchase gala tickets, or here to make a donation.


WLAM 2021 | Ecological Wellness

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 third in a three-part post, this week we’re highlighting recent projects that promote ecological wellness.

Two projects that demonstrate our focus on ECOLOGICAL WELLNESS include: the restoration of Alamo Pintado Creek as part of our Mattei’s Tavern project (currently in construction) and various seating and display features for the Ventura Botanic Gardens. The Ventura Botanic Gardens is a non-profit established in 2005 with a mission to “create and maintain public gardens for the preservation, education, cultural contribution & enhancement of the entire community.” The 100+ acre garden will exhibit and conserve plants from Earth’s five Mediterranean climate zones, which are all adapted to our local coastal region. The gardens use recycled water for irrigation and provide habitat for native animals, insects and birds.

Alamo Pintado Creek is a riparian corridor immediately west of the new Inn at Mattei’s Tavern. Our design team, along with True Nature and Watershed Environmental, developed a planting and irrigation plan to restore 5,000 s.f. of riparian woodland with indigenous species from local seed stock. Additionally, we’re planting over 25,000 s.f. of native shrubs and 50+ native trees within 50′ of the creek bank. The restoration area also includes a multi-modal public trail (for bikes, pedestrians and horses) and stormwater biofiltration basin.