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Nicole Hernandez
Architectural Historian
(805) 564-5536
NHernandez@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

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Historic Architects

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Santa Barbara was so fortunate to have a cadre of talented architects that designed the beautiful buildings of our city. Provided is information on some of the most noted architects to practice in the city.

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Lutah Maria Riggs

Lutah Maria Riggs, FAIA

One of her most famous buildings from this era is her design for the Santa Barbara Vedanta Temple (1956), noted for its reflection of early South Indian wooden temple architecture.

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Julia Morgan, FAIA

Julia Morgan was a trailblazer in her chosen field of architecture. She was one of the first women to receive an engineering degree from the University of California, (Berkley in 1894) and was the first woman to earn an architectural degree from L’École Nationale et Spéciale des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Part of a highly distinguished career, her most famous work is the immense complex she designed for William Randolph Hearst at San Simeon.