2020 Design Charrette
The Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is conducting a 2020 Design Charrette to Reinvigorate, Reinvent, Reimagine, and Repurpose our Downtown with housing, energy, and life. The Charrette will consist of design teams of volunteer architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers, and other experts who will apply their talent and expertise to envision a future Downtown Santa Barbara.
According to Architect Detlev Peikert, AIA “This Charrette could be a vision to inform the community for the next 100 years.”
Input is essential and the broader community is invited to participate. Complete the online survey and share your thoughts on the current Downtown experience. These ideas will help inform the designers as they work to solve problems and illustrate new ideas and visions for Santa Barbara now and into the future.
The design teams will focus on ideas for housing via adaptive reuse of existing buildings, new structures for “opportunity” sites, and development of our public open spaces. A few teams will review the entire promenade area in terms of flow, entry points, and supporting local businesses.
Take the survey!