“We seek like-minded clients that value and appreciate design, and desire a home that is a perfect fit for the way they want to live, work, and play.”
Andy, Dave, and Mary began their practice together in Santa Barbara over thirty years ago with a shared passion for art and design. Their goal has always been to collaborate with people to create great design, and to enjoy the process along the way. NMA enjoys helping their clients and friends build their California dream. The NMA team takes pride in creating timeless, sustainable homes that will make their clients most happy and capture their true sense of place. NMA’s work spans a wide range of design styles and home sizes, from very large estates to small remodels and additions, from classic traditional styles to very modern contemporary designs, and everything in-between.
APPROACH TO DESIGN
NMA finds inspiration for their award-winning home designs within their clients’ unique needs, desires, and the beautiful Santa Barbara natural environment. Their approach to their design work at NMA has evolved directly from Santa Barbara’s environmentalist ways. They have a couple of net-zero homes in the works—meaning that on an annual basis the homes will create as much energy as they consume.
“Green design is good design. It’s what we do. And it’s our wholehearted contribution to our community’s strong ongoing environmental legacy.”
NMA Architects are happy to see these days that green design is in the forefront, and is here to stay. For the Santa Barbara community, environmentalism has become second nature. Recycling, water conservation, solar power, electric cars, high efficiency building design standards, the Community Environmental Council, the annual Santa Barbara Earth Day festival… Santa Barbara continues to be in the forefront of creating a healthier, sustainable world and way of living.
Up and coming:
“One upcoming project that is near and dear to our hearts is the Carpinteria Arts Center. Every year NMA selects a worthwhile community project and we provide our services pro bono. It’s our way of giving back to our community that has been so good to us. Carpinteria Arts Council is a great grass-roots based non-profit origination that supports the arts focusing on art education for children. We have helped them reimagine and renovate an old dilapidated downtown Carpinteria building into their new community art center. Working with all the passionate community volunteers has been very rewarding. We’re excited to see the art center completed in the coming months.”
Past projects in Santa Barbara: