WHO WE ARE
Dylan Chappell Architects began with Craftsman and Architect Dylan Chappell, whose work in Santa Barbara over the last decade has explored the relationship between dwellings 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 inhabitant them. Dylan’s process begins with each client’s unique personality, program, and site. Chappell graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and studied Architecture at The University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He is licensed to practice Architecture in the State of California. Dylan has project experience in Kuwait, Panama, Mexico, Mammoth Lakes, Carmel, Montecito and Santa Barbara, as well as various environments throughout California. His projects include restaurants, resorts, hotels, retail, multi-family housing, golf facilities, educational facilities, master planning, complex entitlements, and a repertoire of custom residences.
Dylan Chappell Architects 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.
Dylan Chappell Architects 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.