Best Architects in Santa Barbara

Why These Architects?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Santa Barbara Architects on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Cearnal Collective LLP

Since 1983, Cearnal Collective LLP is an architecture and interior design firm serving the South Coast of California. The company specializes in multi-family, mixed-use, commercial, interiors, hospitality, residential, tenant improvements, and civic projects that include offices, institutes, inns, hotels, and more. They hold a 2009 American Institute of Architects Santa Barbara Merit Award, 2006 American Institute of Architects Santa Barbara Honor Award, 2003 American Institute of Architects Santa Barbara Vernacular Award, and more. The firm is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Architects Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Chas Architects

Holding locations in both Austin, Texas and Santa Barbara, California, Chas Architects was founded in 1999 and has served China, the Arabian Gulf, Mexico, New England, Florida, South Carolina, Hawaii, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and California. They specialize in residential projects that include country cabins, villas, cottages, modern homes, haciendas, farmhouses, and contemporary projects. The firm holds a Best of Houzz in Design 2013.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Dan Weber Architecture

A Santa Barbara-based architecture and design firm, Dan Weber Architecture provides architectural, interior design, master planning, urban design, general planning and design, cost analysis and feasibility studies, and management services since 2008. The company specializes in mixed-use urban infill, custom residential, hospitality, interior design, commercial interiors, adaptive reuse, and high-profile redevelopment.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Kari Architect

An architectural firm founded in 1991, Kari Architect serves the Santa Barbara, Montecito, San Ynez, Goleta, San Louis Obispo, and surrounding areas. The company specializes in multi-family and single family renovations and new construction projects. Their style includes French country, euro, traditional Mediterranean, cottage, craftsman, contemporary, and more. The firm holds a 2004 Outstanding Craftsmanship award from the Santa Barbara Contractor’s Association and Best of Houzz in Design in 2016 and 2015.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Native Son Design Studio

A Santa Barbara-based architecture firm, Native Son Design Studio was founded in 2009 and also serves Ventura County and Napa County. They specialize in full-architectural services that include construction administration, construction documents, schematic design, and planning. The firm holds Best of Houzz in Design in 2016 and 2015, and Best of Houzz in Service in 2015.The company’s owner, Chris Cottrell, is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Mesa Architects, and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101


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