Tag archives: Susan Van Atta

An Elegant Entrance Welcomes You to Westmont 
By Scott Craig   |   April 12, 2022

The next time you drive to campus, you’ll discover beautiful new kiosks featuring sandstone, greenery, and vine-covered trellises. Westmont has widened each entrance and designed the kiosks to better protect the campus. “We’ve always had an open campus, and anyone who wanted to visit could make their way up the hill,” says Doug Jones, vice […]

Native Roots
By Eileen Read   |   April 2, 2021

Sustainable landscaping doyenne Susan Van Atta is healing the local ecosystem one acre at a time… It was Susan Van Atta’s birthday just after the presidential inauguration and she wanted to spend it quietly riding her bike on a nostalgic tour through “her” Carpinteria. She set off along the paths of the Salt Marsh Reserve (she helped designed […]

The Squeaky Wheel Method
By Leslie Westbrook   |   December 31, 2020

Suzy “Squeaky Wheel” Cawthon has spent eight long years on a long and winding road of a dream that began with Fran Davis, the “founding mother” of an effort to re-imagine and enhance Lookout Park. The idea was to move the camp host from its perch and a primo spot to the upper end of […]

Iconic Coast Village Building Slated for Remodel
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   December 20, 2018

The iconic building at 1250 Coast Village Road is slated for a refresh next year. The Warner Group Architects firm, which has been a tenant in the building for 20 years, is designing the remodeling project, which architect Thiep Cung calls a “complete face lift.”  The building was finished in 1991, and has been home […]