2015 AIA Merit Award Winner
2016 AIA Honor Award Winner
CJ Paone | AIA is an architect and designer in Ventura, CA. He founded Archipelago Workshop in 2003, and specializes in residential architecture, landscape architecture, and custom architectural details.
CJ earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, attended the Czech Institute of Technology (CVUT) Summer Studies program in Prague, and studied at the Virginia Tech Architecture Consortium in Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA. He’s a maker as well: his work as a framer and cabinet builder adds substance and practicality to his theoretical training.
Moving to Colorado after school, he gained large firm/large project experience with Urban Design Group in Denver, added civic building design work with OZ Architecture, then turned to custom residential design with Harvey M. Hine Architects in Boulder. He continued his focus on residential design after returning to California, joining Andy Neumann and NMA Architects in Carpinteria.
Now, more than a decade after founding his own studio, he works to satisfy his passion for creating and enhancing environments that inspire his clients and reflect their own unique lives. Like the island chains for which his studio is named, CJ’s projects are each distinct, but part of a greater whole that connects his spaces – and those who live in them – with the environment. He draws inspiration from the natural world, and from the diverse designs of cultures around the globe.
3D Rendering, Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Barn Design & Construction, Bathroom Design, Building Design, Deck Design, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Green Building, Handicap-Accessible Design, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Kitchen Design, Landscape Plans, Multigenerational Homes, New Home Construction, Pool House Design & Construction, Sustainable Design, Custom Homes, 3D Home Design, Remodeling, landscape design, landscape architecture
Channel Islands Beach, Oak View, Oxnard, Oxnard Shores, Santa Paula, Saticoy, Ventura, Ojai, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Rincon Beach, Santa Ynez, Los Angeles, Camarillo, Carpinteria, Summerland, Somis, Meiners Oaks, Goleta
2016 AIA Santa Barbara Design Awards Honor Award | 2015 AIA Santa Barbara Design Awards Merit Award | California Licensed Architect (c-32287) | AIA | National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certified | Midtown Ventura Community Council Board Member