Chappell Architecture began with Craftsman and Architect Dylan Chappell, whose work in Santa Barbara over the last decade has explored the relationship between buildings and their environment. Dylan started the firm based on simple ideas: that buildings can serve as a link between culture, nature, and the people that inhabit them. Dylan’s process begins with each client’s unique personality, program, and site.
Chappell Architecture has a reputation for providing superior architecture that is rooted to its site, responds to the natural environment, and merges with the landscape. We create buildings that are tactile, modern, environmentally responsible and founded on the simple idea that the best buildings emerge as a result of listening to the individual needs of the client.
Chappell Architecture is committed to designing places for people to live and work in balance with our environment. Our clients share this vision; we look forward to projects that seek certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. Our firm has also adopted the Architecture 2030 Challenge, which sets incremental targets toward the goal of carbon-neutral operation of all new buildings by 2030.
WORKING WITH LOCAL CRAFTSPEOPLE AND ARTISANS
Working with craftspeople and artists is an integral part of the process. Architecture may become the vessel that supports specific works of art. Art and architecture are formed together to create an integrated spatial experience. With all our projects, we work side by side with craftspeople to fabricate specific elements so that the outcome of the work relates directly to the architectural expression.