Public Invited to View Window Exhibit on Community Vision for Downtown
The Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects invites the community to view a window exhibit, representing the work and ideas that were explored during a Community Design Charrette to reimagine downtown. See how the 16 teams including 160 architects, landscape architects, engineers, students, and other stakeholders illustrated possible solutions to integrate housing, enhance the open spaces and the connectivity, and improve the vitality of downtown Santa Barbara.
Selected illustrations and designs will be on display at vacant storefront windows at 833 and 901 State Street until January 4, 2021. Masks and social distancing are required for outdoor viewing.
According to local architect Tai Yeh, AIA, “We embrace the future of downtown Santa Barbara with our imagination. It's the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
To inform their design work, a community survey was conducted with over 4,700 responses. The results are available at AIASB.com. We invite the public to comment and provide input on the ideas and concepts at AIASB.com
Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.
For more information, visit aiasb.com.