UNITY OF SANTA BARBARA

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UNITY of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA
Completed 2020


Project Type

Institutional, Renovation

Collaborators

Allscape Design+Installation | Landscape Contractor
Stone Concepts | Hardscape Installation
VE Builders | Carpentry

Lead Designer

Courtney Jane Miller

photos by Caitlin Atkinson
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A First Look at our SOMOfunk Project

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First Look at the Blockbuster Development Proposed for the Funk Zone
April 27, 2020
SITELINE

We are excited to share some initial drawings for the SOMOfunk project via this recently published article.  The SOMOfunk project will bring a new energy to the Funk Zone on Santa Barbara’s waterfront.  Following is an excerpt from our landscape narrative:

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THE LANDSCAPE DESIGN IS INSPIRED BY ITS NEIGHBORHOOD CONTEXT.  WHAT IS TODAY KNOWN AS THE FUNK ZONE, HAS PREVIOUSLY EXISTED AS AN INDUSTRIAL AREA, A WORKING CLASS NEIGHBORHOOD, PART OF THE EL ESTERO SWAMPY MARSH AND A VIBRANT TRADE HUB.  REMNANTS OF THESE USES REMAIN IN THE BUILDINGS, THE LAND, THE HARDSCAPE, THE PLANT MATERIAL AND THE SOUL OF THIS PLACE.  THESE REMNANTS WILL BE RE-PURPOSED FOR USE AS HARDSCAPE, FURNISHINGS AND SCULPTURAL ELEMENTS THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT SITE.  WHAT MAKES THE FUNK ZONE FUNKY IS ITS ABILITY TO SHAPE-SHIFT AND ADAPT, WHILE MAINTAINING ITS OWN IDENTITY SEPARATE FROM, BUT IN CONVERSATION WITH, THE LARGER SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY.  THE EXTERIOR SPACES AT THE PROJECT FIT SEAMLESSLY INTO THE FABRIC OF THE FUNK ZONE BY IMPLEMENTING FUN, COLORFUL AND QUIRKY ELEMENTS INTO THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT.

Click here to read the full article.


MICHELTORENA RENOVATION

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MICHELTORENA RENOVATION

Santa Barbara, CA
Completed 2015


Project Type

Commercial Office, Renovation

Collaborators

DMHA Architecture
Ashley & Vance | Civil Engineering

Lead Designers

Courtney Jane Miller

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The Goodland

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THE GOODLAND

Goleta, CA
Completed 2014


Project Type

Hospitality, Major Renovation

Client

Kimpton Hotel Group and Makar Properties

Collaborators

DMHA Architecture | Architect
Studio Collective | Interior Design
Penfield & Smith | Civil Engineering
JMPE | Electrical Engineering + Lighting Design
True Nature | Irrigation Design

Lead Designer

Courtney Jane Miller

photos by Leela Cyd
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Santa Barbara Landscape Architect | CJMLA
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El Encanto

El Encanto

El Encanto

Santa Barbara, CA
Completed 2013


Project Type

Hospitality, Major Historic Renovation

Client

Orient Express Hotels and Peloton Group

Awards

City of Santa Barbara Historic Landmarks Commission / Lockwood de Forest Award 2015
Santa Barbara Beautiful / Presidents Award 2013

Collaborators

MAC Design Associates | Civil Engineering
Gensler | Architecture
JMPE | Electrical Engineering + Lighting Design
Suzanne Elledge Planning + Permitting Services

Courtney oversaw the design and construction of this property as a Project Manager with The Office of Katie O'Reilly Rogers

photos by Leela Cyd
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Bella Riviera

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BELLA RIVIERA

Santa Barbara, CA
Completed 2013


Project Type

Multi-Family, Townhomes and Villas

Client

Cottage Hospital

Collaborators

Penfield & Smith | Civil Engineering
Cearnal Andrulaitis Architects
Sweeney & Associates | Irrigation Design

Courtney oversaw the design and construction of this property as a Project Manager with The Office of Katie O’Reilly Rogers

photos by Leela Cyd
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Retail Renovation Landscape Architecture

La Cumbre Plaza

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LA CUMBRE PLAZA

Santa Barbara, CA
In Progress


Project Type

Retail, Renovation

Client

Macerich

Collaborators

DMHA Architecture + Interior Design

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