We were out in full force last Saturday, giving tours of our Direct Relief project as part of the Santa Barbara AIA’s ArchitecTours. After an in-depth presentation by Michael Holliday, architect for the project, Courtney and Nicole led community members on a tour of the exterior of the property. Our design for the new headquarters includes innovation and reflection gardens, courtyards for events and employees, and stormwater infiltration features such as bioretention basins, bioswales and permeable pavers. The overall design language for the property features a “reed” pattern which reflects upon the history of this region as part of the Goleta Slough. Details such as the trellises, gates, and formliner panels which imprint the concrete tilt-up walls reflect this language. The planting design includes a subdued color palette and focus on form, texture and pattern in the plant material.
We received so many questions about the species of plants used throughout the property, so offered to share our plant palette which you can view below. Thank you Direct Relief for allowing us to open your doors to the community, and to everyone who came out for the tour. We love to share the story behind our work!
We are excited to announce the return of our Design Intern, Mariella Dentzel, at our Santa Barbara design studio!
Mariella comes to us with experience in product, furniture and installation design and fabrication. While at CJM::LA, she has begun to apply the creative problem solving skills she developed as part of her degree in product design to the field of landscape architecture. Mariella values the sense of place that successful designed spaces bring to our collective experience of the environment around us. In her free time, Mariella enjoys exploring new environments on her bike and climbing mountains!
Thank you to everyone who came out for our 5 YEAR PARTY and OPEN HOUSE last week! We think we can all agree that the sprinkle cookies need to be made permanently available at our favorite coffee shop – The French Press. Wine was provided by our friends at Municipal Winemakers, and the delicious fall farmer’s market spread was curated by the beautiful Julia Hauben. Our new space is also currently home to a number of incredible paintings by Cathy Ellis. Here are some pre-party photos::
The CJM::LA team really enjoyed catching up with our many friends, clients and collaborators – and showing off our new digs! For those of you who weren’t aware, that swanky bartender was our very own Design Intern, Mariella Dentzel – the newest member of our team. As we close out a successful 2018, we look forward to inviting more of you into our new home at 1221 State Street.
CJM::LA’s recently completed Arlington Village property, as well as our in-progress adaptive reuse property will be featured on this year’s AIASB ArchitecTours!
The Santa Barbara AIA’s annual ArchitecTours, a celebration of local architecture, will showcase the architectural fabric of downtown Santa Barbara, including new and recently completed properties in the downtown core. The theme of this year’s ArchitecTours is ‘Rediscover Downtown Santa Barbara: Imagine How You Can Live, Work & Play’.
Arlington Village Apartments | 1330 Chapala Street
Adaptive Reuse | 418 State Street
Each of the twelve projects showcase the best of downtown and include a mix of commercial and residential projects demonstrating how we live in downtown Santa Barbara. 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 this Saturday October 6th from 10am – 4pm and will culminate with a festive party.
Tickets are $80 for general public, $70 for AIA members and seniors, and $25 for students.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Congratulations to Nicole Horn on her recent major professional milestone of achieving licensure in the state of California!
We are so proud of Nicole! She has been with us for two years, and has been an invaluable addition to the CJM::LA team.
We are excited to announce the addition of Cameron Hunt to our Santa Barbara design studio!
Cameron comes to us with a background in estate residential, institutional, commercial, and hospitality projects. A native of Santa Barbara, he values the careful execution of meaningful built environments that embody thoughtful design and sustainable building practices. He is a licensed landscape architect and joins us as a Project Manager. In his spare time, Cameron enjoys playing guitar and has a long history of writing and producing music. With the addition of Cameron to our team, we have added irrigation design to our list of available services. Welcome, Cameron!
We have recently moved and are actively looking for exceptional candidates to grow our expanding team. Please see our job listings here.
Our new office is located near the corner of Victoria Street and State Street. For a map of this area, click here.
Big thanks to our many collaborators, clients, vendors and friends on this day of gratitude :: we could not do the things we do without your support! Happy Thanksgiving.
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.
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!
The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Satellite will be hosting two events this weekend for the release of its upcoming exhibition: Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations. Both events will take place at Hotel Indigo on 121 State Street and have free admission.
Images courtesy of Arna Bajraktarević and Weslie Ching
On Sunday, February 21 from 6-8pm there will be an opening reception for Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations. It features nine Santa Barbara artists that “explore the quiet and inconspicuous operations of everyday existence”. Click here to read more about the opening reception.
On Sunday, February 21 from 11-11:30am Santa Barbara-based artist Weslie Ching presents a site-specific dance work as part of the exhibition Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations. Click here to read more about this event.
Image courtsey of Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung
On Thursday, March 10 from 5:30-7:30pm the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will host Author Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung. She will be speaking about her new book about highlighting illustrious, talented and provocative women of the Golden State. Click here to read more about Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung and the event.
Tickets for the event are $20 for members and $25 for guests.