City of Santa Barbara
Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center and Bathhouse
A complete renovation of the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center and Bathhouse for the City of Santa Barbara is currently under construction with expected completion in the summer of 2019. Originally constructed in 1926, the building provides facilities to support beach activities and ocean swimming as well as offering rental facilities for private parties. The renovation includes a seismic retrofit, replacement of all building systems, addition of air conditioning, and will meet current building codes in performance, health and accessibility standards.
Following the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties guidelines, exterior building improvements include restoration of the original beach level promenade, renovation of exterior building modifications, repairs to the building façade, site improvements, outdoor showers, and restoration of the covered walkway (stoa). The project also includes installation of a boardwalk to connect the promenade to the beach.
Interior improvements for the first floor include restoration of the lobby, renovation of shower and locker room facilities, new fitness and recreation rooms, and space allotted for restaurant concessions. Improvements to the second floor include restoring the lobby to its original open layout, renovation of the main special events room, restrooms and a warming kitchen. An interior elevator is being added to connect the two floors.
The project is on track to achieve a Silver Rating through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program.