AIA ArchitecTours 2019 | Featuring New Work By CJM::LA

Early bird tickets for ArchitecTours 2019 are now on sale!  Please click here to purchase.

ArchitecTours is an annual celebration of local architecture and cultural identity. Projects on the tour showcase the design and depth of knowledge of AIA architects and affiliated members. The self-guided tour offers a rare opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at exceptional properties. Experience the transformative power of architecture. Come be inspired by these examples of history, sustainability, and creativity that are enriching Santa Barbara’s future!

This year’s tour will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 and celebrates the intersection of art and architecture. Art can be found in architecture throughout our community. It bridges both old and new architectural styles and transcends time. It can take the form of artistically designed buildings and landscapes that, in and of themselves, are considered art pieces.

CJM::LA will be showcasing our recently completed Direct Relief Headquarters project on the tour.  We will be on-site all day offering guided tours of the property as well as information about our practice and the history of the Direct Relief organization.  Join us!


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.


Cut and Paste

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Cut and Paste 
June 2, 2016
Design Bureau 

Image courtesy of Martin O’Neill

Image courtesy of Martin O’Neill

In a world of digital creative tools, UK based graphic designer Martin O’Neill prefers a more old fashioned craft. Simply using paper scraps and an exacto knife, he has created collages by hand for magazines, vinyl labels, prints, and more.

Click here to read more about Martin and his work.


The Death of the Traditional Work Desk

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The Last Writing Desk
May 31, 2016
Dezeen

Image courtesy of Dezeen

Image courtesy of Dezeen

With laptops and mobile devices, the workplace is no longer restricted to the traditional desk like it used to be. Dutch designer Frans Willigers has created a hybrid chair and working desk that will replace outdated office furniture. With everything stored digitally now, the design does not feature any storage areas and employs a clean, simplistic design to create an open and airy office environment.

Click here to read more about this project.


The Park – Las Vegas

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The Park – Las Vegas, NV
May 26, 2016
Landezine

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Image courtesy of Hanns Joosten

Las Vegas isn’t exactly known for its parks, but all that is about to change. New York City based firm !melk has brought cutting edge urban design and green space to the heart of Las Vegas Boulevard.

Click here to read more about how !melk is changing the conversation on the famous Las Vegas Strip.


Modern Desert Home

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This House Doesn’t Hold Back and Embraces the Desert
May 24, 2016
Dwell

Image courtesy of Dean Kaufman

Image courtesy of Dean Kaufman

Phoenix couple Thomas and Laura Hyland bought the award winning Dialogue house in 2010. Working with the homes original architect, they restored the home to its former glory. With the renovations, the couple paid special attention to the surrounding desert landscape by maintaining the rocky landscape and native vegetation.

Click here to read more about this project.


Kit of Parks

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Kit of Parks
May 19, 2016
World Landscape Architect

Image courtesy of Ben Gebo

Image courtesy of Ben Gebo

This low cost and portable kit is a great way to activate under programed public spaces. Constructed from a lightweight material, the pack fits into a bike trailer, can be unpacked in 10 minutes and contains a high top table, benches, side tables, stools, games, and planters.

Click here to read more about this project.


The Power Station

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The Power Station
May 17, 2016
Landezine

Image courtesy of Adolfo Cantu-Villareal

Image courtesy of Adolfo Cantu-Villareal

Hocker Design Group has transformed this local Dallas landmark into a new art space, residence and garden. Click here to read more about this project.


Every Chair Tells a Story

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Every Chair Tells a Story
May 12, 2016
Dwell

Image courtesy of Veerie Evens

Image courtesy of Veerie Evens

Designer Yinka Ilori has turned to simple dining chairs as canvas for telling his personal story. He finds old and abused chairs and up cycles them using Dutch Wax batik–print fabrics that are closely associated with his Nigerian heritage. The traditional patterns are a part of his personal narrative of being British and Nigerian and it resonates with other people of similar backgrounds.

Click here to read more about Yinka Ilori’s work.


Coffice :: part coffee shop, office, and bar

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Coffice / GASPARBONTA
May 10, 2016
Arch Daily

Image courtesy of Bálint Jaksa Photography

Image courtesy of Bálint Jaksa 

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.

Click here to read more about this project.


House Place Jordan

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House Place Jordan
May 5, 2016
Landezine

Werknutzungsbewilligung fŸr das ArchitekturbŸro heri&salli                                                                         A-1060 Wien

Image courtesy of Paul Ott

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.

Click here to read more about this project.