This weekend kicked off the first installment of the famous art and music festival in Coachella Valley, California. Every year, artists from around the world create larger than life installations for the festival to celebrate culture and design. Click here to check out the best installations from this year’s event.
Built for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the Urban Coffee Farm & Brew Bar is a beautiful example of bringing a functional landscape into the urban core. Melbourne is famous for its coffee culture, and design studio HASSEL wanted to bring the story of coffee’s growth and production into the same space as it is consumed. Sitting amongst coffee plants, users will be able to learn more about coffee’s journey from rainforest slopes to the cup they have in their hand.
Click here to read more about this fun and innovative installation.
World Landscape Architecture Month
April is World Landscape Architecture Month, a worldwide celebration of the impact this profession has on our daily lives. As a part of our ongoing stewardship and education of this profession, this month showcases Landscape Architecture to the world via social media and invites the public to learn and share about what we do. We encourage you to join us in posting pictures from your neighborhood that highlight Landscape Architecture projects and design. Print out the card below and use it to feature your favorite designed space with the hashtag #WLAM2016
For more about World Landscape Architecture Month, please visit asla.org
SHIFT, STRETCH, EXPAND: EVERYDAY TRANSFORMATIONS
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.
Remarkable Women of California
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.
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
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.
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!
Native Gardens Tour | SB Botanic Garden
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will be hosting a tour of local gardens and communities that exemplify sustainable landscape practices. The bus tour takes place on Sunday, April 9 and will explore the Santa Ynez valley and it’s environs. For more info or to register, click here.
Kids Draw | Architectural Foundation
The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is hosting it’s annual Kids Draw event over the next few weeks in April. This fantastic event provides children with the opportunity to sketch buildings in our community, aided by local artists and architects. Each year a calendar is produced with their drawings which provide a refreshing perspective on the built environment in Santa Barbara. For more info, click here.
Cultural Landscape Foundation | Garden Dialogues L.A.
TCLF, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, is hosting their Garden Dialogues tour this May in Los Angeles. This is a unique opportunity to tour beautiful private gardens designed by contemporary landscape architects and designers. The Los Angeles tour is on May 30 and May 31. For more info, click here.
ASLA | Wine Tasting
The Southern California Chapter of ASLA is hosting a wine tasting event on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The tour will run through San Luis Obispo’s beautiful Edna Valley. Tickets are limited, for more info, click here. To register, click here.
ARCHITECTURAL RECORD | INNOVATION CONFERENCE
Architectural Record is holding its annual Innovation Conference this April in Los Angeles. This year’s theme is “Expanding Architecture: Creativity, Design and Technology.” This should be a great opportunity to network, learn and get inspired! For more info, click here.