Carrier Johnson + Culture, where they infuse culture into architecture
Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Gordon Carrier discuss the following:
- Please tell our listeners the history behind your firm.
- What makes Carrier Johnson + Culture different from all the other architect firms in San Diego and beyond?
- Talk to me about your diversity initiative. What makes the firm truly diverse?
- What are some projects that you are working on where you infuse culture into architecture?
- Where do you see global companies headed in today’s world of work when it comes to diversity and where companies get off track when it comes to applying those principles in their business initiatives.
- For those considering hiring an architecture firm similar to yours, where can they go for more information?
As the founding member and Design Principal of the San Diego-based architectural firm, Carrier Johnson + Culture, Gordon Carrier has an impressive track record of award-winning projects. The breadth of his experience encompasses corporate headquarters, science and technology facilities, libraries, mixed-use developments and university campus buildings. Aside from his national work, Mr. Carrier is also involved in the planning of over a half-dozen projects in China.
Through his professional associations as well as professional practice, Mr. Carrier is an outspoken proponent for improving the urban environment by the integration of quality architecture and urban design. He believes in the future of cities as centers of creativity, art and social expression. At a time when scarcity of resources and changing lifestyles are spawning reinvestment in urban areas, Mr. Carrier is focused on new thinking and design methodologies that result in active buildings and environments. From interactive retail destinations and high-rise towers to pedestrian-oriented campuses and civic centers, Mr. Carrier designs buildings around the lives of the users, connecting buildings with surrounding communities.
A charismatic and impassioned leader, Mr. Carrier is an active participant in San Diego’s design and development community. As architectural representative on the Centre City Development Corporation’s Board of Directors, he was responsible for defining the design criteria for San Diego’s Downtown Redevelopment initiatives, playing a key role in the revitalization of the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, East Village and the Ballpark District where his influence can be seen.
Mr. Carrier currently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the San Diego Economic Development Corporation and is an active member of the World Presidents’ Organization. He was a founding partner of Security Business Bank and has held leadership roles on the San Diego Board of Zoning Appeals, the NAAB Architectural School Accreditation Team and the California State Architects’ Board.
Mr. Carrier is a distinguished member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects and is Past-President of the San Diego Chapter of the AIA. He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and is a Registered Architect in Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Mr. Carrier holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture as well as a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan.