Architect Chappell


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 City of Carpinteria’s Architectural Review Board. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and also attended 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, multifamily housing, golf facilities, educational facilities, master planning, complex entitlements, and a repertoire of custom residences.


Chappell Architecture has a reputation for providing superior architecture that is rooted in 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.

Sustainable Design

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.