Santa Barbara (often referred to as the American Riviera) is a stretch of diverse coastline situated between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the vast Pacific Ocean. A picturesque setting for anything outdoors, Santa Barbara provides the perfect canvas for adventure and inspiration. This unique environment provides an outlet for our active lifestyles, and allows our team to approach problems with supreme focus and purpose to develop practical, meaningful design solutions.


The STEL studio is located in Goleta, Santa Barbara’s neighboring town. Close to Downtown and the Funk Zone, the greater Santa Barbara area is home to many dynamic and culturally rich areas. Downtown Santa Barbara is ripe with upscale boutiques and restaurants constructed with Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings with red-tile roofs, characteristic of the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. The Funk Zone caters to Santa Barbara’s contemporary side, with surfboard shapers, winemakers, chefs, and brew-masters practicing their crafts in this continually developing section of town.



Situated between LA and San Francisco, STEL has established itself as a premier design firm servicing clients both up and down the California coast and beyond. Home to many successful industry players, Santa Barbara is an epicenter of innovation. Some notable companies in Santa Barbara include Decker’s, FLIR, Raytheon, Google, and many other technology-driven companies.


We love the outdoors. We love experiences. From the beach & mountains in Goleta to Downtown and the Funk Zone, Santa Barbara continually offers a new type of adventure. Comprised of foodies, winos, and craft beer enthusiasts, STEL’s adventurous side continues to the taste buds, where Santa Barbara never disappoints. Santa Barbara is home for us. A beautiful, tasteful home that cultivates creativity, promotes hard work, and delivers on the most vital areas of a healthy work-life balance.