Robert L. Ooley, FAIA


Architecture * Planning * Historic Preservation

My Work

Architecture & Planning

While my practice has focused in the public sector, I do on occasion take the opportunity to work on projects for private sector clients. I limit this work to small commercial, historic preservation or residential, if you have a project and you would like me to consider it, please feel free to drop me an email.

Historic Preservation

Historic preservation is really a passion of mine and I have had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects, include the Santa Barbara Courthouse. In addition, helping to document and designate historic resources is a specialty, including designation project submissions to the State Historic Preservation Office and National Parks Service

AIA and AIA College of Fellows

A 30-year member of the AIA and being elevated into the College of Fellows in 2015. I am currently serving on the Executive Board of AIA|California and a California Representative of the AIA College of Fellows. I am a past President of AIA Santa Barbara.

Book Projects

Current book projects include:

  • Butterfly Wood
    The story of George and Emily Stewart and their Frank Lloyd Wright house in Santa Barbara.
  • Reginald D. Johnson, FAIA
    A California Architecture. This is a monograph of a California Golden Age master architect covering his work and life.
  • AIA Guide to Santa Barbara
    This is an architect’s travel guide to key architectural points of interest in Santa Barbara. This book is in the spirit of most of the AIA (fill in the blank city) that you find in most bookstores.
  • AIA Historic Preservation Book Projects Non-Profits

    Contacting Me

    Please feel free to drop me a note by email.

    I look forward to hearing from you. Cheers!

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