Carrier Johnson + CULTURE

Ray Varela, Co-President
Claudia Escala, Co-President

185 West F Street, Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone/Fax: (619) 239 2353

David Huchteman, Principal, Managing Director

725 S Figueroa Street, Suite 1650
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 619.239.2353



California-based Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is an international architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture practice creating individualized solutions for clients in the mixed-use development, urban planning, and public and private sector markets, with special expertise in transportation, civic centers, higher education, science and technology, hospitality, and corporate office projects. Established in 1977, the firm employs 80 design professionals and maintains offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle.

With 45 years of success designing worldwide, Carrier Johnson + CULTURE’s work is seen everywhere from Los Angeles to Portland; Guangzhou to Virginia. Known for its outstanding architecture, Carrier Johnson has an exceptional reputation for design excellence with the ability to bring the “WOW” factor to a project and the surrounding community.

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE provides innovative building, living, and communications solutions, reflecting each situation's unique three-dimensional brand opportunities. Our design team works with clients to define their cultures and translate them into built space, communicating this message through experiential architecture, spatial relationships, and environmental graphics. The result is a totally unique and “branded” user experience that delivers consistent messaging from the inside out.

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE has received more than 210 awards for design excellence in architectural design, interior design, and sustainable design. Awards include honors for all the firm’s categories of project types.

    • San Diego Padres' Coronado Club (hospitality / San Diego office) - Premium Amenity Area at Petco Park with Luxury Offerings Such as Access to a Private Open-Air Club with Views of Coronado Island and Luxury Theater Style Seats
    • The Link (affordable housing / San Diego office) - 50,775 SF, Seven-Story Affordable Housing Development with Maximum Street Views
    • Courthouse Commons "West" (office - multi-family / San Diego office) - Mixed-Use, 1,398,000 SF Development Spanning Three Blocks
    • Creative Offices, Private Client (corporate / San Diego office) - 50,000 SF Programming and Interior Design for Fortune 500 Tech Company
    • LA Metro Center Street ESOC (government / LA office) - $83.6 million Facility in Los Angeles's Arts District to Serve as The Central Location for Metro's Emergency Preparedness and Security Operations
    • LAX Hyatt House (hospitality / LA office) - 403-Key 280, 000 SF, 13-Story Dual-Branded Hotel with Luxury Amenities
    • Shoreline Gateway (mixed-use / LA office) - 35-Story Tower Comprising 315 Units and a 10,000 SF Urban Park
    • Park 12 (mixed-use / San Diego office) - Design-Build, Master-Planned "Village" with 1 million GSF of Mixed-Use Development and 781 Units Adjacent to PETCO Park
    • CSU East Bay CORE Learning Resource Center (library / San Diego office) - 100,000 SF Building and Landscape Design, On-Track to Achieve LEED Gold Certification and Equipped for future NetZero efficiency
    Site development and management: Highpoint Web Design, LLC