Under the Umbrella: Lutah Maria Riggs and her Santa Barbara Style

Meet Lutah Maria Riggs, architect and draftswoman!

Premiered on October 23, 2014, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum has collaborated with the Lutah Maria Riggs Society and the UCSB Art, Architecture & Design Museum to fully illustrate her life, her work with George Washington Smith, and the evolution of her own style. With an abundance of talent and a hint of eccentricity, she navigated her way through the established world of architecture in early 20th century and brought a freshness to the look of Southern California buildings. Her design of some of our most iconic structures, such as the Lobero Theatre, cemented her role as a true Santa Barbara Treasure.

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