Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara

About AFSB

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Mission & Vision

Mission statement

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara offers and supports a diverse array of programs serving both North and South Santa Barbara County. These activities provide educational opportunities for the public and involve participation and support from local architects and building professionals. AFSB seeks to promote quality in design, construction, and preservation and to foster an understanding of excellence in the urban environment.

Vision Statement

To fill a gap in Santa Barbara County’s education system for art, architecture, and design and in doing so encourage awareness and appreciation of the built environment in our community.

ACHESON HOUSE

Acheson House was purchased by prominent Santa Barbara Architect Pierre Claeyssens and in 1983 given to AFSB to be the owner and guardian of the property, to house its offices and to be a center to educate about and promote architectural excellence.

The main hall of the Acheson House serves as AFSB’s year-round exhibition and lecture space.

AFSB Board of Directors & Committees

Selinda Tuttle

Selinda Tuttle, Assoc. AIA

SBUnified Technology Administrator

President

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Jeremy White, Ph.D.,AIA

UCSB Professor and Architect

Vice President

Greg

Greg Rech, AIA, LEED A.P.

Architect

Treasurer
Architectural Walking Tour Committee
Development Committee
Finance Committee
Scholarship Reception Committee

Ann Dwelley

Ann Dwelley

Landscape Historian

Secretary

Rocio Iribe

Rocio Iribe

AFSB Executive Director

Cassandra Ensberg

Cassandra Ensberg, FAIA, LEED A.P.

Architect

KDA Chair

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Elyse Gonzales

UCSB Art Museum Assistant Director/Curator of Exhibitions

Art Gallery Committee, Co-Chair

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Bay Hallowell

Artist
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Brian Hofer

Architect

Architectural Walking Tour Committee, Coordinator
Art Gallery Committee
House & Garden Committee
Kids Draw Architecture Committee

Tom Jacobs

Tom Jacobs, AIA

Architect

Lori

Lori Kari

Architect
Kathy Koury

Kathy Koury

Children’s Creative Project, Executive Director

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Jacob Niksto

Jacob Niksto, AIA

Architect

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Irene Rinta

Irene Rinta

High School Design
House & Garden

Paul

Paul Rupp

Kids Draw
Lectures & Films

Kas Seefeld

Kas Seefeld, AIA

Architect

BEEP Chair

Honorary Directors
Kathy Hancock
James Moore IV, AIA
Duffy Smith
Fred Sweeney, AIA

Kids Draw Architecture Committee Advisor

Elizabeth Savage (Izzy)

AFSB In The News

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