About Us

East Beach Ventures is a 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.

In 2018 Pete returned to being a sole practitioner. He still works with Adriene and Joe on an as-needed basis.