2016 Architectours

2016 Architectours “Architectours highlights Santa Barbara’s extraordinary architectural...

Image Boards

Blackbird Architects uses a variety of tools to communicate ideas. We create detailed...

Net-Zero Energy Building

After attending the sobering and inspiring lecture titled “Achieving Zero” by Ed Mazria...

Shade Sails

As architects in one of the most comfortable and beautiful settings in the world, we are big...

Switchable Smart Glass

Switchable smart glass in action at our recently completed Hope Ranch Residence. See more photos...

TMP Classroom

Engaging with UCSB’s Technology Management Program and assisting in the realization of a new...

UCSB Arts and Lectures

LA Times Architecture Critic, Christopher Hawthorne, will be giving a lecture tonight at UCSB as...

Island Oak Relocation

There was quite a lot going on at Palm Avenue last week for our island oak relocation- cranes,...

Live Oak Campground

We recently completed construction documents for a comfort station at the Live Oak Campground for...

Oxnard Union Pools

The Hueneme High School and Adolfo Camarillo High School Aquatic Centers have just finished...

Birds and the Bees

Earlier this week we noticed that a feral bee hive had formed near our office on Palm...

Before and After

The renovation of and modest addition to a 1950's ranch house in Ojai,...

A Room With a View

Just as in real estate, good design for a new home is all about "location, location,...

Our Newest Bird

We are excited to report that we have a new "blackbird" in the office, though new isn't quite the...

Green Roofs

The interaction between building and site is a critical design driver at Blackbird....

Home Makeover

Residential renovation and addition to a modest home near the Santa Barbara...

BUILD Blog

The web is now THE place for finding the most current information and discussion on products and...

Models

Much of our work involves conceptualizing forms and space, and the communication of those concepts...

Hillside Residence

Hillside residence in Santa Barbara with outstanding views to the coast....

Mixed-Use Project

Mixed-Use project in Ventura, CA....

Eco-Tech Design

We do, and have done, lots of sustainable design work. We really enjoy this, and see the goals of...

A House By The Park

Realizing a custom home is a tremendous effort, requiring a great team (owner, architect,...

Blackbird?

As the first post for our blog on our new website, it seemed useful to answer a question that we're...