Energy, connection, vibrancy, character. None of these are physical structures, yet they can often be the most important components of architecture.For us, creating places begins by going places. Whether down the street or across time zones. Whether we are actively working on a place or not. We are constantly obsessed with observing, experiencing and uncovering the culture, fabric, physical traits and x-factors that make truly intriguing places.
Our Place Projects
- Katsuya by Starck > Restaurant / Hospitality
- Root 246 > Restaurant / Hospitality
- S Bar > Restaurant / Hospitality
- Santa Barbara Bowl > Institutional
- Sevilla > Restaurant / Hospitality
- The Emerson Theater > Restaurant / Hospitality
Additional Institutional Projects
Santa Barbara Bowl
The Santa Barbara Bowl renovation is a $20 million, multi-phased project. DesignARC worked with Gary Handel Associates of New York to oversee the design and implementation of the entire renovation effort in which a 1936 WPA-era design has been preserved and enhanced to utilize 21st century technology. The Wendy P. McCaw Terrace, or “El Balcon,” is one piece of this enhancement effort, incorporating concession sales on the plaza level and a meeting space with VIP balcony above. The Terrace is emblematic of the “green” approach that has been taken in all aspects of the design and preservation endeavor.
2009 AIA Santa Barbara Chapter Honor Award