Tag archives: AIA

American Institute of Architects
By Lynda Millner   |   December 28, 2021

The American Institute of Architects Santa Barbara (AIA) hosted their Design Awards Gala for 2021 in December. It honored the achievements of local architects and architecture. The annual event provides a showcase of the members’ contribution to the architectural legacy of Santa Barbara and the value of well-designed work. The group recognizes design excellence in […]

Imagining the Downtown of Tomorrow
By Zach Rosen   |   January 7, 2021

An earthquake a century ago shook Santa Barbara but united the city. Can today’s housing and economic crises coalesce to effect similar change? The retail closures of State Street and local housing crisis are familiar topics in the area and have been discussed for years. In 2017 the Santa Barbara chapter of the American Institute […]

State Street Serenade
By Mitchell Kriegman   |   May 21, 2020

For decades State Street has been the hope or bane of Santa Barbara’s existence. Today, the moment of truth has arrived as a groundswell of public opinion favors the Mediterranean town square model: closing State Street to traffic and opening up the street to pedestrians, retail and outdoor dining, in hopes of making the city […]

State Street Serenade
By Mitchell Kriegman   |   May 17, 2020

For decades State Street has been the hope or bane of Santa Barbara’s existence. Today, the moment of truth has arrived as a groundswell of public opinion favors the Mediterranean town square model: closing State Street to traffic and opening up the street to pedestrians, retail and outdoor dining, in hopes of making the city vibrant again […]

American Institute Of Architects
By Lynda Millner   |   December 27, 2018

Each year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) holds a design awards holiday gala. This year we gathered in the cozy atmosphere of the University Club for cocktails, dinner, and awards. Robert Ooley FAIA (Fellow) will be president of AIA for the next year. He told us, “Our chapter turns ninety this year and is […]

More at Montecito Center
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 29, 2018

Three weeks after opening on Coast Village Circle, the Montecito Center for Preparedness, Recovery, and Rebuilding – dubbed “the Montecito Center – is living up to its mission of being a key source of support, information, and resources for those needing access to services and information related to the recovery and rebuilding process.  Last week […]