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Examining Santa Barbara’s Urbanism and Architecture Origins

November 29, 2017

“In spite of contemporary challenges, Santa Barbara’s path to the future is right here in its past.”


In his recent article (the first in a four-part series), Harrison Design principal Anthony Grumbine highlights the rich architectural history of Santa Barbara, its Spanish roots, and the roles they’ve played in the development and eventual urbanism of the city.

Touching on historic sustainable building practices, climate-specific design, and tourism-focused planning, Grumbine emphasizes that there is much to learn from Santa Barbara’s historic building methods and early planning.


Read the article here and discover Anthony Grumbine’s “5 Takeaways from the Early Spanish Era”.