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Anacapa is a full-service architecture, planning and interior design firm. Specializing in hospitality, custom residential and urban infill mixed-use projects, our experienced team develops innovative designs that enrich the way we live. By focusing on the cultural and environmental impacts of reshaping space, we balance the social responsibility of urban planning and development, while daring to implement unexpected design and imaginative functionality.

The name 'Anacapa' illustrates a connection to the Santa Barbara Channel’s ecological history and stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the local community that has nurtured our vision. Our studio was founded in the Funk Zone on Anacapa Street, a distinct locality magnetized by lively grassroots commerce. This uncontested hallowed ground nurtured our company’s roots and remains fundamental to our creative identity.

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Our approach thrives upon a foundation of technical knowledge, long-standing industry experience, and excellence through final delivery


From schematic through technical phases of design, we build all projects using three-dimensional modeling utilizing BIM 3-D software. We produce everything from massing models to photo realistic visualizations utilizing Rhino 3DS Max, SketchUp and Revit platforms and Maxwell and V-Ray rendering engines. All technical documentation is done in Revit, providing highly efficient design revisions and the capability to provide clients with virtual reality walk-throughs and dynamic 3D views that can be viewed on any digital device.

Our entire design staff is capable of producing graphic design deliverables using the creative suite tools – InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. We possess a high level of technical abilities on a wide range of graphic software platforms ranging from ArchiCAD and AutoCAD to Vectorworks. Our team’s extensive technical experience is one of our firm’s most valuable attributes, and a competitive advantage in our industry.


We approach all projects with a spirit of collaboration to maximize creative outcomes. Our studio culture encourages an open exchange of ideas, insights and expertise between our entire team of designers, management and consultants in pursuit of the best designs on every project. With a rich depth of skill and experience, our teams in Santa Barbara and Portland carry a diverse set of geographical and professional backgrounds with international commissions in urban infill, mixed-use, multi-family housing and hospitality. Bolstered by a foundation of technical skill and experience, we fearlessly explore unconventional solutions that best respond to the context of each project.


We have instituted a number of internal systems and protocols to ensure we can deliver the highest level of project management and service to our clients. From early-stage planning and conceptual design, through permitting and building, we are uniquely positioned to manage projects through completion. Each project is assigned a dedicated project manager that administers detailed project schedules and budget management, consultant coordination, contractor bidding and selection, meeting agendas and monthly invoicing with detailed timesheets and records. Developer clients benefit from extended services, including tenant management and branding.


Clients benefit from the timely and precise operation of our in-house accounting department and administrative team.


We maintain a strong network of consultants, including engineers, builders and land-use planners that contribute to the efficient and expert execution of our projects.


2019 Architectural Record - Kitchen & Bath Winning Project - Minimalist Urban Residence

2018/2019 Grey Magazine - Finalist, Residential Interior Design - Off-Grid Guesthouse

2018 AIA California Council - Merit Award, Small Project - Off-Grid Guesthouse

2018 AIA Santa Barbara - Honor Award, Commercial Buildings & Interiors - AutoCamp Russian River

2018 AIA Santa Barbara - Honor Award, New Single Family Residential - Off-Grid Guesthouse

2018 AIA Santa Barbara - Merit Award, Interior Architecture - Off-Grid Guesthouse

2018 AIA Santa Barbara - Honorable Mention, New Single Family Residential - Panoramic Coastal Ranch

2018 AIA Santa Barbara - ArchitecTours 10th Anniversary Selected Project - Impact Hub

2018 AIA Santa Barbara - ArchitecTours 10th Anniversary Selected Project - Craftsman Revival

2018 California Home + Design Best Wine Country Hotel Award

2018 Luxe Interiors + Design - RED Award, Regional Contemporary Architecture - Minimalist Urban Residence

2016 AIA Santa Barbara - Honorable Mention, Interior Architecture - AutoCamp Russian River Custom Airstreams

2016 AIA Santa Barbara - Merit Award, New Single Family Residential - Riviera Residence