Kenny Slaught On Why Santa Barbara Receives Architectural Recognition
The Spanish Colonial revival style was started by architect George Washington Smith almost 10 years ago in California. Smith dropped out of Harvard to work in bond trading. He relocated to Santa Barbara later to retire. However, he continued designing for the city after learning the locals admired his house. Smith brought materials from Spain, and merged the old with the new in his work. Today, the structures created by him are admired for the complex design. He is recognized as a Santa Barbara founding father, and inspired numerous artists. Kenny Slaught acknowledges the attention to detail needed to create such great buildings.