Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards Program Book 2016

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elcome to 2016 Santa Barbara Beautiful We have provided grants that have supported public art and Annual Awards Ceremony. Today we gather to landscape design projects and provided scholarships to Santa Barbara celebrate those who make our beautiful city special and who are a City College students majoring in Environmental Horticulture. true testament to the commitment of our community to create a Santa Barbara Beautiful has partnered with other organizations beautiful place to live, work and visit. Those who create Waves of such as Media4Good’s Youth Interactive Santa Barbara, an after Beauty everywhere we turn. school program for students in our city focusing on After celebrating our Golden Anniversary last year, Technology, Entrepeneurership and the Arts (TEA). We I began to ponder what we will look like in the next have been involved in numerous partnerships with other twenty–five years. There is so much to be proud of, aside community organizations, an effective way to achieve our from the fact that our organization has been around shared goals. Together we represent Santa Barbara as a this long, a true testament in itself. We remember those visionary city for the arts. that came before us, the community ‘activists’ that Santa Barbara Beautiful has celebrated numerous cared about how our city was portrayed in architecture, individuals, residents and business owners who have landscape and public art that we have come to cherish. demonstrated exceptional efforts to make our city one We look forward to continuing this tradition by of a kind. Past property winners have become jewels of staying relevant in all that we do. Look for our updated their neighborhoods and have been an encouragement Ricardo Castellanos website coming soon. to others to make a statement in their own yards. We are dedicated to the belief that visual aesthetics Congratulations to all of you as well as to our special of a place matter and know that the value of an urban landscape award winners. that is pleasing to the eyes and beneficial to the environment are I would like to thank our hard working and dedicated Board of cornerstones of what gives us our sense of place. Art in public spaces Directors; this year’s Awards Committee headed by Jo Ann Mermis helps to provide our cultural identity to enhance civic vitality. Our and to Lori Kari who continues to find the best judges year after hope is to inspire future generations to become the next stewards year. Thank you Judges for your professionalism. A special thank you of our beautiful city just as we were entrusted as stewards from the to our voice over narrators Maria McCall and Dirk Brandts, Dana generation before us. Morrow of RoadShow Media, my good buddy Alan Rose who ran Since 1965, Santa Barbara Beautiful has overseen the planting the Red Carpet Interviews and to our Mistress of Ceremonies Gwen of over 12,000 trees throughout the city. We have celebrated Arbor Stauffer. And finally to our wonderful sponsors, without whom this Day by going to the elementary schools and donating books to evening would not be possible. their libraries and showing them the importance of trees. Watching Sit back and enjoy the show. children take part in planting a tree is truly an amazing thing to — Ricardo Castellanos witness. Just seeing the smiles on their faces makes it worthwhile. President, Santa Barbara Beautiful

2016 Santa Barbara Beautiful Board of Directors

Ginny Brush, Stacey J. Byers, Jeanette Casillas, Ricardo Castellanos, Tim Downey, Jacqueline S. Dyson, Suzanne Fairly, Randy Figgins, Christie Gallagher, David Gress, Penny Haberman, David Jacoby, Patti Jacquemain, Lori Kari, Kate Kurlas, Duke McPherson, Suzanne Mellichamp, Jo Ann Mermis, Kerry Methner, Deborah Schwartz, Leslee Sipress, Carol Terry, Mark Whitehurst, and Steve Windhager.


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The 2016 Awards Program

Opening Poem performed by Isla Barat & Evia Zavala Gwen Stauffer, Mistress of Ceremonies Introduction of Honored Guests Ricardo Castellanos, President’s Welcome Mayor Helene Schneider Award Presentations 

Jacaranda Award for Outstanding Community Service: Kellam de Forest Presented by Jo Ann Mermis, Santa Barbara Beautiful Vice President

President’s Award: Marilyn Horne Main House, Music Academy of the West Presented by Ricardo Castellanos, Santa Barbara Beautiful President

Public Open Space

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Native Choice Award:

Steven’s Residence: 845 Norma Way, Goleta CA Presented by Betsy Collins, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Director of Horticulture and Tom Craveiro, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Trustee

Multi-Family Residence

Moreton Bay Fig Award for a Body of Work: Leon Olson Presented by Kerry Methner, Santa Barbara Beautiful Board Member

Architectural Feature

Single Family Residence

City of Santa Barbara Arts Advisory Committee’s Business in Art Award: Alan Macy, Founder, Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science & Technology Presented by Robert F. Adams, Chair of City Arts Advisory Committee and Maiza Hixson, Chief Curator, SB County Office of Arts and Culture

Hugh Petersen Award for Art in Public Places

Commercial Property

Playa de Santa Barbara Award for Environmental Stewardship: Allen Construction Presented by Deborah L. Schwartz, Santa Barbara Beautiful Treasurer

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Kellam de Forest


eemingly born to champion beautification in the areas of preservation, protection, and restoration of historic resources including natural, architectural, or cultural, Kellam de Forest will receive Santa Barbara Beautiful’s 2016 Jacaranda Award for Outstanding Community Service. As a founding member of the Pearl Chase Society and a longtime chair of their Preservation Committee, Kellam has been involved in all aspects of their important preservation work. “Kellam is an outstanding director and contributor to the Pearl Chase Society,” shared Steve Dowty, Pearl Chase Society President. “He exemplifies the Society’s mission to preserve the rich architectural and landscape history of Santa Barbara. Approaching his 90th year he remains the activist and spokesman, attending all HLC and ABR design meetings.” Kellam not only serves as the guardian of his native city but also maintains his family’s creative legacy. Kellam’s father and grandfather, Lockwood junior and senior, were the acclaimed landscape architect and nationally recognized painter. Kellam continued in his family’s artistic spirit during his professional life by consulting in the motion

picture and TV industries. “Santa Barbara has its own feel, its own ambience, and its own identity,” Kellam has shared. He not only talks about preserving Santa Barbara’s historic, beautiful architectural tradition, he personifies the very traditions he has been advocating to protect. Kellam also played a major role in the creation of a new Historic Element in the City of Santa Barbara’s 20-year General Plan Update. A partial list of Kellam’s championed projects include Franceschi House, Moody Sisters Tea/House Cottage, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden meadow restoration, Mattei’s Tavern landmark designation, and Lemon Scented Gums designation as historic trees at the Central Library. This award adds to his many recent awards including; the 2010 Pearl Chase Historic Preservation and Conservation Award bestowed by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, the 2013 Santa Barbara Award from the city Historic Landmarks Commission, the 2014 preservation steward by the Montecito Association, and the 2009 Preservation Hero from the Library of American Landscape History.

Santa Barbara Beautiful 2016 Awards Committee

Jo Ann Mermis, Chair Stacey J. Byers, Ricardo Castellanos, Jacqueline Dyson, Suzanne Fairly, Christie Gallagher, David Gress, Lori Kari, Duke McPherson, Kerry Methner, Deborah Schwartz.

2016 Property Awards Judging Committee

Lori Kari, Committee Chair Robert F. Adams, Phoebe Brunner, Deborah Campbell, Nancy Clare Caponi, Yvonne Chin, Nina Dunbar, Cass Ensberg, Karen Feeney, Valerie Froscher, Ann Kale, Richard Kelty, Eric Lassen, Mort Maizlish, Erica Oberteli, Leon Olson, Charlene Pidgeon, Marcella Simmonds, Tom Simmonds, Philip Suding, and Denise Woolery.


Congratulations to the 2016 award winners

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The Music Academy of the West thanks Santa Barbara Beautiful for the 2016 President’s Award.

We are proud to be a vibrant part of Santa Barbara’s great legacy of culture and architecture. Thank you to our community of supporters for their generosity that has made our renovation of the Marilyn Horne Main House possible. The new Hind Hall Teaching Studio will open in July 2017.

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President’s Award

Marilyn Horne Main House, Music Academy of the West


riving through the richly wooded, garden-filled estate, visitors can discover the historic and recently restored Marilyn Horne Main House; this year’s President’s Award winner. Situated on a stunning ten acres, the former Miraflores estate, originally the site of the Santa Barbara Country Club, has been home to the Music Academy of the West since 1951. Purchased in 1915 by Mr. and Mrs. John Percival Jefferson, the property took on its distinctive Mediterranean revival style elegance under the direction of architect Reginald G. Johnson and landscape architect Paul G. Thiene. The conservation of this structure was the number one priority for Schipper Construction, who meticulously restored the original building to “bring back” its original charm – as envisioned by Johnson and Thiene – by adhering to the original design, architectural, and landscape features. In addition to seismic retrofitting and replacement of early twentieth century electrical and plumbing; restorative features were meticulously executed. Original exterior windows and doors were removed, restored, and re-installed, the carved entry stone arches were lovingly refurbished, the back courtyard terrace was salvaged and completely restored by replicating the original concrete pattern of the patio floor. Additionally, the original decorative ceramic tiles of the reflecting pool were cleaned and restored to their original glory. The dedication on the part of the Music Academy of the West to preserve, renovate, and bring back the luster of an aged building on a historic campus and by Schipper Construction in restoring such an important piece of Santa Barbara’s history are the reasons that the Marilyn Horne Main House won the President’s Award. This recent renovation will provide the best possible experience for guests and the community at the Music Academy’s world class facility.

The President's Award

Marilyn Horne Main House Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road

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The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Native Choice Award

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Stevenson’s Residence: 845 Norma Way, Goleta CA


ncorporating more than 40 different types of California native plants, the Stevenson property takes full advantage of our state’s rich botanic diversity to create a distinctly Californian sense of place. The landscape plan integrates water conservation design with low water use native plant choices to serve as a model of beauty and sustainability. With that in mind, The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to present this year’s Native Choice Award for leadership in the use of California native plants to Martin and Elizabeth Stevenson for their residence at 845 Norma Way. Situated between two forks of San Jose Creek, the Stevenson’s approximately 10,000 square foot property serves as an inspiration to homeowners who would like to replace their lawn with a more creative and water thrifty design. Like many Santa Barbara residences, this property was formerly landscaped with non-native ivy groundcover in the front yard and non-native hedges and a lawn in the backyard, all irrigated with sprinklers. Now this space is filled with more than forty native plant species (primarily Santa Barbara-South Coast genetic stock), including groundcovers, shrubs, aquatic plants, trees and wildflowers. Together these beautiful natives offer year round color, texture and variety while providing habitat and food for local wildlife. In working with the Stevensons, Daniel Wilson, president and founder of Wilson Environmental Contracting, focused on water conservation. Sprinklers were eliminated and much of the site’s water supply now comes from carefully redirected

roof runoff moving through sculpted soils to become cisternstored rainwater. Supplemental irrigation, when needed (approximately every 22-25 days), is delivered via drip emitters. All hardscape is permeable and includes cobble driveway, unit paver patio and paths, and mulched or decomposed granite paths. The property is heavily mulched with on site recycled wood chips created from a non-native sycamore species which was removed. Native plants Wilson selected for the Stevensons include: giant chain fern, holly-leaf cherry, ironwood, currant, chaparral currant, mountain mahogany, quail bush, oldman sage, white sage, five kinds of buckwheats (California, desert, island, sea-cliff, and St. Catherine’s lace), two kinds of dudleyas, monkeyflower, three kinds of manzanitas (Howard McMinn, Sunset, Carmel Sur), groundcover ceanothus, textile rush, deergrass, hummingbird sage, woodmint, Island alum root/coral bells, scouring rush, iris-leaved rush, yucca, snowberry, barberry, four kinds of aquatic plants (spike-rush, rush, cattail, sedge), and California poppies. The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a private nonprofit charity that has been conserving California’s native plants for over 90 years. Founded by eminent plant ecologist Frederic Clements in 1926, the Garden is one of the nation’s oldest botanical gardens focused exclusively on native plants. It’s innovative platform was the combination of public displays, scientific research, education, and promotion of landscaping with native plants. In 2014, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden established the Native Choice Award to recognize leadership by an individual or organization in the use of California native plants in a designed landscape and celebrate the people and the plants that make Santa Barbara uniquely beautiful.


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Leon Olson


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ith a body of work as richly varied as his personality and abilities, Leon Olson emerged on the Santa Barbara scene in 1977, after a career in Lincoln, Nebraska. A graduate of the University of Nebraska school of architecture, he had recently sold a design / build construction business that he and his partners initiated in 1969 which focused on residential and multi-family projects. But now Leon, new to California, was ready for something different. His plan? Art. A few days after arriving in Santa Barbara, Leon discovered what the city could provide when he experienced his first “Summer Solstice” parade. Leon was “home.” Quickly determining that such an open and creative venture was a good place to put his energy, he became a part of the Mime Caravan Board, helping transform the Summer Solstice event into Summer Solstice Inc., a non-profit company which continues to sponsor the popular Summer Solstice parade and festival. He served on its board in many roles for eight years. Not completely giving up his interest and experience in the development and construction of residential properties, even while he pursued the skills of a fine artist and non-profit leader, Leon was led to “Homes for People” where he joined the Board and served as treasurer for many years. During his term on the board, Homes for People helped 63 Santa Barbara families build their homes. In 1989 he joined the Board of the Contemporary Arts Forum and served a term as President. He was Cota Street Studios integral in their Finance Committee and helped to develop and then served on the Million Dollar Raffle Committee for six very successful years. Leon re-emerged in the design / build industry big time in 2006 with the Laguna Vieja development, a Santa Barbara Beautiful Award winner in a collaboration with Jeff Shelton. Since then he and the team have been cooking with winning projects, Leon providing business leadership on a team including Architect Jeff Shelton and Contractor Dan Upton, who have created About Leon... several successful collaborations over the years. 50 years Architectural and Contractor Business His non-profit and arts work also continued. In owner, Contractor, Developer, Prop. Mgr, Visual Artist 2009 Leon joined the board of the Santa Barbara Arts Development projects: Collaborative and now heads the Community Arts • Laguna Vieja: 7 Residential Condos Workshop construction project on Garden Street. • Cota Street Studios: 1 Commercial and 6 Residential Condos Leon also served as a member of the City Arts Advisory • Small Cow: 2 Residential Condos Committee where he was instrumental in establishing the • El Andaluz: 2 Commercial and 7 Residential Business in Art Award, an annual award that recognizes Condos individuals or entities that have demonstrated a strong Non-Profit affiliations: commitment to supporting the local arts community. • The Mime Caravan: Board and Treasurer Leon also became a gifted visual artist and along • Summer Solstice Inc: Original group of incorporators and Treasurer 10 years with his business partners, has developed, owned, and • Homes for People: Board Member and Treasurer managed several award-winning, downtown landmark 6 years properties, including the property where • Events and Festival Committee: 8 years he and his wife Elizabeth live. • Permanent Home for Summer Solstice Committee:

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12 years • Contemporary Arts Forum: Board Member and President, 8 years • CAF Million Dollar Raffle Committee: 6 years • Community Arts Workshop: Planning committee - 15 years Construction Coordinator: 3 years • SB Arts Collaborative: Board member and Treasurer - 5 years • SB Arts Advisory Committee: 8 years • Social Venture Partners Inc: 4 years • Santa Barbara Beautiful Judge



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Business in Art Award

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Alan Macy Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science & Technology, 513 Garden Street


STABLISHING A FOUNDATION FOR PARTICIPANTS TO COEXIST IN A CREATIVE SPACE, The Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science & Technology (SBCAST) founders believe that Art, Science and Technology are intertwined. This year’s 2016 Business in Art Award recipient, Alan Macy, is the founder of SBCAST. Fully creative, innovative, environments can be established by recognizing and embracing the links between these concepts. The ability to innovate, supported by a motivating environment, is encouraged when needed resources are present. SBCAST resources include community, communication facilitation, physical infrastructure and tools. The Alan Macy SBCAST founders believe that fusion collaborations, among “cylinders of excellence,” are required to solve vexing problems of human endeavor. In addition to SBCAST, Alan is the Research and Development Director, past President, and a founder of BIOPAC Systems, Inc. Alan has spent his career developing data collection and analysis systems used widely by life scientists. His current focus is on a complex web of applied science studies with a special emphasis into human interactions

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between perception and technology. With his vision in the development of SBCAST he will continue to explore the relationships between art and technology. Recently SBCAST received an honor from the AIA California Council. The Business in Art Award was established by the City Arts Advisory Committee in 2005. This award is given to an individual or entity that conducts business in the Santa Barbara area. It may include being a retail or commercial establishment, a sole practitioner, a partnership or a professional corporation: one that exhibits outstanding support of arts activity in our community in ways that create a stronger, more vibrant arts environment in Santa Barbara and enriches the lives of both residents and visitors.

This year’s Business in Art Award, The Macijauskas, is named after Alan’s Lithuanian origin name and tailored to the essence of his passionate interests in art, science and technology. The Macijauskas is a work of art envisioned, engineered, and custom-built by a team of Alan’s impassioned comrades in art. The Macijauskas incorporates the architectural aesthetic and ethos of SBCAST in an elegant fusion of order, chaos, and interactivity. Each artist contributed to this multi-media award with individual specialties, including research and design (Mark Goerner), engineering and technology (John Lawrence), light and digital projection (Jon Smith, Ethan Turpin), sculpture and fine art finishing (Kym Cochran, Tracy Beeler), and calligraphy (Jill Littlewood), fabrication and production (Ryan McCullough, Andrew Garrard, Justin Harmon). Additional direction and artistic consultation were provided by Maiza Hixson, Ron Glover and Zachary Rosen. These artists live and work in Santa Barbara and exhibit nationally and internationally.


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to all the award recipients who share our love for Santa Barbara’s timeless beauty and unique history.


Suzanne &Duncan Mellichamp

Playa de Santa Barbara Award for Environmental Stewardship

Allen Construction


general contractor serving Santa Barbara since 1983, Allen Construction holds environmental stewardship as a guiding principle for its operations. An employee-owned company with over 100 employees, the company also has offices in Santa Ynez, Ventura and Los Angeles. “Since the inception of our company in 1983, one of our core commitments has been to construct green, sustainable, high-performing, water- and energy-efficient buildings,” shared Allen Construction President, Bryan Henson. “We have spent the past decade focused on driving down the cost of implementing green practices, and have demonstrated time and again that green building can happen on any budget. We believe that this organizational focus makes our residential and commercial building projects that much better for the communities we serve.” Allen Construction has been a proactive leader in the green building arena, not shying away from taking on cutting edge, sustainable projects using innovative building materials and systems, including LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications - with six LEED accredited professionals. “Allen Construction is not only the best builder and remodeler in the area, they are also a leader in the community

at large. Allen Construction is nationally recognized in the green building movement, and has done much to encourage this approach locally,” a former client shared. Allen Construction also educates the community on the latest developments in the building industry through free, informational, workshops on a variety of topics including Aging in Place, Healthy Homes, High Efficiency Home Design, Drought Tolerant Landscape Design, and Fire Protection for Your Home; leads home tours for the architectural community and the general public that focus on the sustainable attributes and innovative green thinking that goes into its projects; participates annually in Earth Day events in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Ojai and Ventura; remodeled its offices to be more energy, water, and resource efficient; has a company fleet consisting of primarily energy-efficiencv vehicles; has more Built Green certified projects, a program sponsored by the Santa Barbara Contractors Association, than any other general contractor; and won both the local USGBC “Best Green Home” in late 2015 and the Santa Barbara Contractor’s Association “Sustainable and High Performance Building” award in early 2016. After tonight, Allen Construction can add Santa Barbara Beautiful’s 2016 Playa de Santa Barbara Award for Environmental Stewardship to its accolades.



The 2016 Property Awards

Public Open Space

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Oak Park Lane Green Space

Property Owner Cottage Health Ron Werft CEO & President Project Designer Brian Cearnal AIA LEED, Cearnal Collective LLP Project Architect Perkins Eastman Architects Project Landscape Architect Bob Cunningham ASLA, Arcadia Studio Project General Contractor McCarthy Building Companies Project Landscape Contractor Valley Crest Landscaping Project Landscape Maintenance Cicileo Landscapes J. Michael Cicileo, President

Multi-Family Residence Agave Court 1020-1030 East Canon Perdido

Property Management Company Kristin St. John, St. John and Associates Project Developer & Builder-General Contractor Capital Pacific Homes - Capital Pacific Development Group Gavin Moores, President Project Architect Ravatt Albrecht & Associates, Inc. Project Landscape Architect Derrik Eichelberger ASLA Arcadia Studio Project Landscape Contractor & Landscape Maintenance Joel De La Mora, Sals and Brothers Landscape


The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is proud to join with Santa Barbara Beautiful in congratulating the 2016 award winners for their ongoing dedication to the beautification of our community. Visit SBMA’s exhibitions: British Art from Whistler to World War II Cecil Beaton’s “London’s Honourable Scars”: Photographs of the Blitz September 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017

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Claude Monet, Villas in Bordighera, 1884. Oil on canvas. SBMA, Bequest of Katharine Dexter McCormick in memory of her husband, Stanley McCormick.

The 2016 Property Awards

Architectural Feature World War II Memorial 500 James Fowler Road

Property Owner City of Santa Barbara Airport Department Project Designer & Landscape Architect David R. Black, David R. Black & Associates

Photo by Lynn Houston

Granite Contractor Louis Carnevale, Carnevale & Lohr Project General Contractor Alliance Contracting Project Landscape Contractor Azalea Landscape Landscape Maintenance BrightView Landscape

Names of local aviators who died in WWII are engraved on monument: Clyde M. Adams, Dean A. Arnold, Philip H. Bates, Wallace Becknell, Francis L. Botello, James E. Burns, Earnest T. Carmen, Gerald Cass, Cecil P. Cook Jr., Earl A. Courville, Robert E. Coverstone, Francis R. Dibblee, John L. Donaldson, Rex A. Eckles, Norman S. Firestone, James L. Fowler, Augustus M. Griggs Jr., William Harshbarger, Cyril O. Hartley, John W. Hays, Francis F. Hebel, Robert L. Keister, Frederick P. Lopez, David C. Love, Andrew R. MacFarland, Robert K. Marxmiller, Earl A. McAllister, Fred C. McCloskey, Nick J. Mesa, John E. Miller, William G. Moffett, Arthur P. Mollenhauer, Felix L. Moon Jr., Robert W. Newman, Richard Oeschler Jr., William T. Owens, Clifford J. Peck, Jack Peres, Jack B. Rickard, Kenneth E. Roberts, Robert C. Sawyer, Stanley H. Soto, Betty P. Stine, Parker G. Toms, John R. Troup, Edward G. Verhelle, Alan L. Wade, Dean K. Wilber, Sam M. Yee, and Grant B. Schley II









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Congratulations Santa Barbara Beautiful for contributing to the beauty of the City of Santa Barbara.


Best wishes to all the 2016 Award Winners.

In honor of

HUGH E. PETERSEN and his dedication to making Santa Barbara Beautiful!

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The 2016 Property Awards

Single Family Residence 610 Bonita Way

Property Owner Suzanne Duca & Ross Quigley Project Designer Loren Solin, Solin Design Project General Contractor Tom Mason, Tom Mason Construction Project Landscape Maintenance Joe Aguilar, Job Foreman

Hugh Petersen Award – Art in Public Places

Ed Inks Sculpture Not Yet Full Santa Barbara City College East Campus

Property Owners Santa Barbara City College Principal Artist Ed Inks



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The 2016 Property Awards

Commercial PROPERTY The Mill 406 East Haley Street

Property Owner Laguna Haley Studios, LLC Business Owner Darrell W. Becker & Kirsten K. Becker, Becker Studios Business Owner Peter and Maddy Jacobson, Becker Studios Business Manager Darrell W. Becker & Kirsten K. Becker, Becker Studios Project Designer & Developer Becker Studios Project Architect Clay Aurell and Matthew Beausoleil, AB Design Studios Project Landscape Architect Derrik Eichelberger, Arcadia Studio Project Builder-General Contractor Andrew Becker, Becker Construction Project Landscape Contractor Organic Greens Landscape Project Landscape Maintenance Basilio Landscapes

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Santa Barbara Beautiful for recognizing beauty and appreciating it.

Not Yet Full by Ed Inks

Recipient of Santa Barbara Beautiful’s 2016 Hugh Petersen Award for Art in Public Places.



Santa Barbara Beautiful Past Presidents

Catherine Adams Founder

Pearl Chase Founder

John Pitman July – December 1966

James A. “Bud” Bottoms 1967

Grant Castleberg 1971

Luba Carleton 1975

Walter Barrows 1977

H. George Kallusky 1978 & 1979

Mary Lou Jacobsen Schmidt 1980

Dan Condon 1984 & 1985

Richard Riffero 1986 & 1987

Howard Hudson 1990 & 1991

Rosalind Rea Gies Amorteguy 1992 & 1993

David Gress 1994 & 1995 & 1996

Bruce Van Dyke 1997 & 1998

Norman King 1999 & 2000

Mark Whitehurst 2001 & 2002 & 2003

Desmond O’Neill 2004 & 2005 & 2006

Courtney Seeple 2007 & 2008

Kerry Methner 2009 & 2010

Ginny Brush 2011

Robert F. Adams 2012

Christie Gallagher 2013

Kate Kurlas 2014

Jeanette Casillas 2015

More Santa Barbara Beautiful Past Presidents (Not Pictured)

R. Peter Krupsczak, January – June 1966 • Max L. Feldman, 1968 • David Lloyd, 1969 & 1970 Dunckley Murray, 1972 • Elizabeth H. Ramser, January – August 1973 • Barbara Landis, 1973 & 1974 Ken Taylor, 1976 • Orval Bond, 1981 • Ronald McGurer, 1982 & 1983 • Rosemary Reed, 1988 & 1989 39

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Santa Barbara Beautiful: The Early Years


meeting was held on September 9, 1965 at City Hall for the purpose of establishing Santa Barbara Beautiful (SBB) as the name of a new developing organization. The founder, Mrs. Catherine Adams, was present, and the founding committee included Mahlon Read, chairman; Miss Pearl Chase (City Plans & Planting); R. Peter Krupszak, Secretary (Ge–Tempo); Stan C. Lowry (Chamber Of Commerce); and Michael Pahos, city landscape architect. At this meeting Miss Chase offered a quotation from Abraham Lincoln that says “I like to see a man proud of the place where he lives.” She said she felt a motto could help to crystallize community thinking and stimulate interest. Thus the idea for Santa Barbara Beautiful took root. Peter Wolfe designed the Santa Barbara Beautiful was formally original three inaugurated at a dinner which took place days leaved plant in 1966 later, on September 15, 1965 at the Miramar, launching the active, achievement-oriented civic organization. The fledgling organization with R. Peter Krupszak as President, held its first meeting in 1966 on January 19 at El Paseo Green Room. By September of 1966, Santa Barbara Beautiful had 17 Board members.

Congratulations! … to this year’s award winners, and many thanks to Santa Barbara Beautiful for the opportunity to provide voice-over services again! Dirk Brandts & Maria McCall

Mayor Don MacGillivray and Pearl Chase at a tree planting in 1977

The first awards program was carried out by the organization in 1966. That year commercial and industrial firms were recognized, as there was a need to encourage improvement. The judges included architects, landscape designers, and laymen active in garden clubs. The awards certificate, designed by James “Bud” Bottoms, was used at this first affair. At the annual awards banquet 1979, Mayor Shiffman expressed his high regard to sbb for calling the public’s attention to the importance of recognizing projects of beauty in the community. He noted that the program “was done without taxation, essentially a love offering from private citizens.” For many years, Santa Barbara Beautiful commemorated Dr. Pearl Chase’s birthday as a part of the program during the annual awards banquets. Roses from the Mission Rose Garden were used to decorate every table. The story of the life of Dr. Chase (1888–1979) is very well known, but perhaps it is not so well known that she was one of the founding members of Santa Barbara Beautiful. She was an active participating member of the Board of Directors down through the years. Her contributions were many. Both Dr. Pearl Chase and Jim Hodges dearly loved trees and all growing things, and they strongly supported the Street Tree Planting Program. Consequently, the Board of Directors of Santa Barbara Beautiful established a “Tree Replacement Memorial Fund” to honor these two board members. Approximately 300 street trees are lost every year due to disease, old age, weather, or vandalism, so this ongoing fund will serve to assure the replacement of the lost trees. —Compiled from History of Santa Barbara Beautiful by Rozella Jewett.





A Legacy of Community Beautification


uring the last 51 years of work in and around the City of Santa Barbara, the community has witnessed Santa Barbara Beautiful (SBB) extending its hand in support of community projects with an ongoing commitment to beautification. Some of their projects represent the wide open possibilities of the organization’s longstanding commitments to children and education about the natural world, such as Arbor Day programs in local schools. For Santa Barbara Beautiful, collaboration is key as the organization looks around the community for ways to offer a helping hand and give an encouraging boost to local programs with similar goals and missions. Santa Barbara Beautiful has treated its work as a mission to create a legacy of beauty. The organization plans to continue preserving and protecting Santa Barbara’s rich and diverse urban forest through its commemorative tree and neighborhood street tree programs. SBB’s mission also includes supporting and promoting art in public places as well as extending a hand in appreciation, recognizing exceptional beautification efforts with its awards programs for individuals and organizations.

Congratulations Santa Barbara Beautiful!

COMMITMENT TO THE ARTS: Santa Barbara Beautiful’s strong commitment to visual and cultural arts is often demonstrated in its community grants program, helping fund significant projects. Past collaborations include the new airport terminal mosaic medallion; restoration of Herbert Bayer’s Chromatic Gate; and the development of a Cultural Arts Master Plan. This year Santa Barbara Beautiful funded several art related projects such as a Phoebe Brunner mural, Hurry Home, in the Funk Zone; What Breathes Us: Santa Barbara Poets Laureate 2005-2015, a book of poems that celebrates ten years of Santa Barbara poet laureates; and has approved a scholarship for a MAD Academy student. Funk Zone Public Art Program Hurry Home, a mural created by Santa Barbara Artist Phoebe Brunner, is located at 127 Gray Avenue (corner of Yanonali and Gray). The Funk Zone Public Art Program, as approved by the City, allows property owners and tenants to work directly with The Arts Fund and selected artists to create site specific public art projects within the Funk Zone’s boundaries. The goal is that in time the murals and public art projects will add to the Funk Zone’s already dynamic environment to attract a larger audience for the arts.

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Commitment To The Environment

Tree City USA Since 1980, the City of Santa Barbara has earned recognition as a “Tree City USA” from the National Arbor Day Foundation for 35 consecutive years. The City of Santa Barbara honors SBB for its urban forest partnership with a yearly Arbor Day Proclamation at City Hall. Commemorative Tree Program The commemorative tree program has long been a favorite for families, friends, pet lovers and organizations. These dedication markers are installed at the base of city street trees. Proceeds from the plaques help fund the purchase of new street trees in collaboration with the City Parks & Recreation Department.

SBB Founder Catherine Adams' Commemorative Plaque

Commitment To Collaboration

Street Tree Program Santa Barbara Beautiful continues to preserve and protect Santa Barbara’s rich and diverse urban forest through its neighborhood street tree program. With funding from Santa Barbara Beautiful (raised through private donations) and the hard work of City Parks & Recreation Department crews, this partnership has planted more than 12,000 street trees within the City of Santa Barbara. This year’s severe drought has impacted the street tree program, with preservation of existing trees now a priority.

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COMMITMENT TO COLLABORATION: State Street Flags Santa Barbara Beautiful, the community-supported non-profit organization continues its commitment to Downtown Santa Barbara’s State Street Flag Program. Brightly colored soft green flags fluttered along State Street for a week during April calling attention to the organization and its mission of promoting beautification through recognizing excellence in architecture and landscaping, and promoting art in public places.

COMMITMENT TO education: Arbor Day Program Santa Barbara Beautiful continued its Arbor Day tradition of teaching the value of trees by donating tree-related books to all local elementary and secondary local schools and libraries in April, the perfect month to celebrate trees and horticulture.

Scholarship Program Santa Barbara Beautiful’s commitment to higher education now includes funding of an annual Santa Barbara City College scholarship. The SBB scholarship grants $1,000 per year to students pursuing education in Horticulture. The scholarship testifies to SBB’s commitment to education and partnerships within the community. Jennifer Allen, a mother of six, is this year’s scholarship recipient. She is in her second year in the Horticulture Program and is working towards a degree in Environmental Horticulture with an option in Environmental Landscape Design.

We Gratefully Acknowledge . . .

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