NOW OPEN: Victor Valley College Regional Public Safety Training Center

The highly anticipated $31.5 million state-of-the-art Victor Valley College Regional Public Safety Training Center, officially opened in late April to much acclaim. Celebrating the momentous occasion alongside college officials, the local fire and police departments and FEMA officials were Gordon Carrier and David Gonzalez, respectively Design Principal and Project Designer of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE. … Continue reading


There’s more than one way to skin a building. For instance, how about with salt? San Francisco based firm, Faulders Studio has developed a sculptural tower proposal for the city of Dubai called GEOtube. The building was designed specifically for the unique environment of Dubai which is located close to Persian Gulf and has the world’s highest salinity … Continue reading


Coworking is a growing trend we’ve seen steadily increase over the last couple of years. Really, it’s changing the way many people do business, particularly now, with many scratching to make a living in a badly damaged economy. The basic idea behind coworking is collaboration, openness, community, accessibility, and sustainability in the workplace. Coworking spaces … Continue reading


As designers one aspect of the project that’s most important, sometimes as much as the design concept itself, is capturing the project in perpetuity once it’s completed. This is incredibly important for us as a comprehensive design firm particularly with the range of services we offer. As is often said, “A picture says a thousand … Continue reading


Photo Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. Hard to believe it’s been ten years already. A lot has happened in those ten years, not all of it do I remember. I do know, however, that America is a different place because … Continue reading


As a follow up to last week’s post about good design being born from a strong point of view, this week’s story does just that. The Water Cube, otherwise known as the Beijing National Aquatics Center was selected in an international architectural competition to house the swimming events during the 2008 Summer Olympics. The building’s … Continue reading


As designers and architects we concern ourselves with how our work looks. Does it look important? Will everyone (at least the cool people) like the way it looks? Will other designers be envious of how it looks? Why is the physical manifestation of what we create so important? Who created this barometer of beauty?  I … Continue reading


Studies have been conducted on the effects of workplace environment on employee performance and productivity. Physical space matters and office design is vital to increasing productivity. It’s easier to be productive, creative and happy at work in a colorful, organic, and playful environment. The goal, and also the challenge, of any company today is to create a … Continue reading


Sometimes art does imitate life.  Check out the work by artist Jason de Caires Taylor. He creates life-size cement sculptures of people and submerges them into the waters of South America. As time passes the sculptures become part of the underwater landscape and slowly become artificial reefs ripe with marine life. His work brings up … Continue reading


Flat to form,  2-d to 3-d,  small to big. The blending of design disciplines is not new. The process is usually initiated in architecture, kicks around graphic design for a while and eventually finds its way into digital media. There are good examples (check out and there are bad (think of any billboard-wrapped building … Continue reading