Design Shapes Corporate Culture
Once a month, members of the San Diego-based global design firm Carrier Johnson gather friends for an evening of facetime (non-iPhone, folks) about their passions and pursuits. In June, it was “Culture Night,” and Bisnow was there to hear about how design affects corporate culture. How important is culture? Peter Drucker once said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Snapped: Robin Wilson Interior Design’s Robin Wilson and Carrier Johnson’s Gordon Carrier, Feben Yohannes, Vincent Mudd, and Kristine Woolsey.
The firm is the design architect for the newly approved Ballpark Village project directly east of Petco Park, the largest high-rise project to be built in Downtown San Diego in more than a decade. Internationally, the firm is working on a series of family entertainment centers throughout China, as well as mixed-use urban design and commercial projects in other parts of the world. Recently, Carrier Johnson tapped Kristine as director of the firm’s + Culture group, which will work with businesses to create designs that strengthen their culture.