Dylan Chappell, AIA, NCARB

Dylan is a licensed architect and serves as Vice Chair on the Santa Barbara County Board of Architectural Review. Dylan also sits on the Architectural Review Board for the City of Carpinteria. Educated in Architecture at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, Dylan has project experience in Kuwait, Mexico, Mammoth Lakes, Carmel, Montecito, Santa Barbara, and 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.

BIM Manager, Designer

Mackenzie Combs

Is a BIM Manager and Project Coordinator who graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2016 with a Bachelors in Environmental Design and certificates in Architectural Engineering Acoustics and Lighting. He is a creative and resourceful leader with experience and training in environmental architectural design, LEED standards, 3d BIM modeling, project management, mapping, riparian restoration, erosion control, environmental resilience, zoning, safety and regulatory compliance. He grew up in Ojai and surfs, paints and is currently restoring a 1967 Silver Streak Sabre.


Brandon Huang

Brandon is a designer at Dylan Chappell Architects. He graduated from Ventura College for architecture and is currently pursuing a higher education. He previously has worked as a biological conservationist and graphic designer. He studies architecture to someday make a positive impact on people’s lives and the environment with his designs. When he is not designing, he enjoys painting, hiking, and going to the beach.


Geovanni Ordaz

Geovanni is a recent graduate of Ventura College, planning to attend Arizona State in the fall of 2018 in The Environmental Design Program. His interests include 3d Modeling, visual 3D representation and is our lead renderer. He began studying Architecture immediately of high school and fell in love with the concept of bringing ideas to life that could one day be functional, usable and aesthetically pleasing for todays society. His hobbies include drawing, weight lifting and cooking food. 

Office Manager

Sarah Montague
Sarah joined the team at DCA in early 2018. She graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelors of Science and has since worked in various fields including research, health care, and ministry. The Thomas Fire sparked a desire for her to move back to her hometown of Ventura and pursue administrative work in design, hoping to learn more about the building process as well as accompany clients as they make their ideas a reality. When out of the office, she enjoys traveling, exploring outdoors and spending time with friends and family. 



Zoe is the official greeter and mascot of Dylan Chappell Architects. She enjoys affection from her coworkers as well as strangers that pass by. In her spare time she enjoys napping, massages and learning new tricks.

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