About Us

East Beach Ventures is a 3-person full service architectural firm based in Santa Barbara.  Its principal, Pete Ehlen, has been practicing architecture in Santa Barbara for 30 years.  The firm’s modest size is intentional, allowing Pete to be intimately involved with every project.

The firm’s philosophy reflects the unique relationship with each individual client.  It’s the client’s project – not the architect’s.  We have no standard style that gets applied to every project.  Rather, each project has it’s own individual solution and architectural style reflecting the unique client.

The joy is in the journey, which we share side by side with our clients.  Pete, along with Adriene Coulter as lead designer and Joe Steuer as project manager, create an enjoyable experience as the project evolves from the sketch-pad to the physical building.