State Street Charrette

On October 21st, 2017, 9 teams made up of local architects, planners, and landscape architects explored the revitalization of State Street on three levels, large scale urban design of the spine, focused design of a 4 block quadrant, and specific design of an individual parcel. Teams presented their ideas after the design portion of the Charrette using hand drawn designs and Sketch Up models provided by OGEO. A Prologue event was held on October 18th with a panel of experts in Housing, Transportation, Downtown, and Real Estate to discuss the various issues facing Santa Barbara and the possible solutions.

Presentation to Santa Barbara City Council

Drawing by Team 7 in the Charrette
Drawing by Team 7 in the Charrette
On Tuesday, AIA Santa Barbara members Dan Johnston, Serena McClintick, Ellen Bildsten, Detlev Peikert and Brian Cearnal presented to City Council on the outcomes of our October 21st Charrette on design solutions to revitalize State Street. The goal was to start a dialogue on workable, beautiful and creative solutions to Lower State Street's issues that would enable this area to stay vital for decades to come. We will be continuing to push the new City Council to adopt the changes needed. Please reach out if you are interested in getting involved or if you have more questions about how the presentation went!


To view the PowerPoint presentation click here

For the booklet given to each Council Member with the work of each team click here

For the video of the presentation click here

Redrawing the Future of State Street - Independent, Oct. 26, 2017

American Institute of Architects Holds Design Charrette for Ideas to Make State Street Work - Noozhawk, Oct. 23, 2017

 



Photo Credit: Holly Nuovo
Photo Credit: Holly Nuovo
Photo Credit: Luciano Lussaretta
Photo Credit: Luciano Lussaretta