Awards, Affiliations, and Activities

“As creative people, architects are always seeking ways to humanize technique and continually evaluate how the practical application of an idea impinges on the individual and on the community. My goal is to create projects that are personally satisfying and visually pleasing. They must stand the test of time, respect the environment, and express the best of what we humans are capable, both technically and spiritually. I believe the best solutions come from a simple, clear understanding of the design program and good project management. Unique and distinctive architecture is the result of inspired vision and a relentless attention to detail.”
— -Howard Wittausch

Awards & Publications

    Pearl Chase Award, The Sheetz Building, Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara Beautiful Award, Vendanta Society, Montecito
    Montecito Assn. Beautification Award, Paseo El Camino, Montecito

    Urban Perfection, Santa Barbara Magazine
    Un Reve Mexicain au-dessus de Santa Barbara, Le Figaro Magasin
    Architectural Review in Santa Barbara, Architecture California
    Partial Restoration of the Royal Presidio of Santa Barbara, Neighborhood News


    Architect, State of California, C8705
    Civil Engineer, State of California, C29838
    National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, #26173
    American Institute of Architects, emeritus member
    American Society of Civil Engineers, member
    California Board of Architectural Examiners, oral exam commissioner
    California Office of  Emergency Services, certified disaster service worker
    Santa Barbara County, Historic Landmarks Advisory Commission, vice-Chair
    City of Santa Barbara, Architectural Review Board, member
    City of Santa Barbara, Historic Landmarks Commission, commissioner
    City of Santa Barbara, Building & Fire Code Board of Appeals, member
    City of Santa Barbara, Seismic Safety Committee, member
    Santa Barbara Beautiful, juror

Community Activities

    Community Arts Music Association, Board Member
    Ensemble Theatre Company, Board Member
    Pearl Chase Society, Advisor - Franceschi House Restoration
    Santa Barbara County High Schools, Advisor - Drafting Competition
    Architectural Foundation, Docent - Santa Barbara Historic Walking Tours