Established in 1990, Ferguson-Ettinger Architects, Inc., is a husband and wife partnership. Principals Pamela and Brett Ettinger both received their Masters of Architecture from SCI-Arc in 1987. Prior to that Brett received his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish from UCSB, while Pamela received hers in Art from Guelph University in Ontario, Canada. In 1988, Brett joined the firm of Tod Williams, Billie Tsien and Associates in New York City. He was the Project Architect on several notable projects, including the much acclaimed New College at the University of Virginia. Pamela collaborated with Architects, Furniture Designers and Artists on several projects before establishing their current practice. As Ferguson-Ettinger Architects, Inc., they worked on projects including Artist Lofts, custom furniture and carpets, as well as site specific art installations.
In 1993, they returned to Santa Barbara, where their primary focus has been custom single family homes throughout Southern California and beyond. Other work includes new Bank Facilities, Music Studio, Winery, Retail Stores, Restaurants, Multi-Family and Commercial, and Institutional. The office also designs custom furniture, site specific installations, and provides in-house Interior Design and Master Planning services.
Pamela has taught Interior Design at the UCSB Extension Program and has served on the County South Board of Architectural Review for 13 years. Brett served on the County’s Innovative Building Review Committee for 2 years, the Hollister Ranch Design Review Committee for 10 years, and the County Central Board of Architectural Review for 3 years. Brett also assisted with the recent development of the Gaviota Plan Design Guidelines and the Hollister Ranch Design Guidelines and has been a licensed Architect in the State of California since 1993.