Kenny Slaught On Why Santa Barbara Receives Architectural Recognition
George Washington Smith founded the Spanish Colonial architecture style close to a century ago. After leaving Harvard to work in bond trading, Smith relocated to Santa Barbara in order to retire. Smith decided to continue designing after the response from the city’s residents was more than favorable. He used materials from Spain and mixed the old with the new. Smith’s works are highly acclaimed today, and he is seen as Santa Barbara’s founding father. Kenny Slaught acknowledges the architect’s influence and the attention to detail needed to create such works.