Gray and Gray Architects is a design oriented architectural firm dedicated to producing exceptional architectural solutions for our clients.
Gray and Gray Architects is based in Montecito, California and works locally in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, and in the Carpinteria areas, and nationally with projects in Nevada and on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.
William Gray, A.I.A.
William Gray has over 20 years of architectural experience developing a wide range of projects in Montecito, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Ojai Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, and Monterey County.
Will graduated from The Thacher School in Ojai, before attending the University of Southern California Architectural School (USC) and graduating with a Bachelor’s degree (BARCH) in 1995.
That same year he began working with the firm Warner and Gray on a variety of projects in Montecito, Santa Barbara, and Lake Tahoe. In 1998 he received an offer from Eric Miller Architects in Monterey and began widening his experience with projects in Carmel, Carmel Valley, and Monterey.
He returned to Montecito in 2000 to assist his father, Paul Gray, and sister, Martha Gray, with the newly founded Gray and Gray Architects. After Paul’s passing in 2010, Will began working with Marc Appleton as a project manager for high end residential projects in Montecito, Hope Ranch, and in the Ojai Valley.
In 2016, Will received his Architectural license and reestablished the firm Gray and Gray Architects as a managing partner with Martha Gray.
Will lives in Montecito and enjoys spending time with his wife, Annie, and two children, Charlie and Elsa, who attend and are active in local schools.
Martha A. Gray, A.I.A.
Martha Gray moved back to Santa Barbara in 1990 to work with Paul Gray at his firm Warner & Gray, Inc., Architects. This was after receiving a Masters in Architecture from UCLA and a Bachelor’s degree from Smith College in Architectural History and Biology.
After graduating from UCLA she worked for several Los Angeles firms, generally making wood architectural models. During the 10 years she spent working at Warner and Gray, Inc., Architects she worked on many custom residential residences in Montecito, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Malibu, and Incline Village, Nevada.
During this time (1993), she (with Will’s help) built three 1/4” scale wood models of Lutah Maria Riggs most important structures, The Von Romburg Residence, the Alice Irving Residence and October Hill for Wright Ludington. The models were for an exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s retrospective of Lutah’s work “Exhibition: Santa Barbara’s Own: Lutah Maria Riggs” curated by Dr. David Gebhard. In 2013, Martha worked to establish the Lutah Maria Riggs Society with Gretchen Lieff among others to honor Lutah’s work and produce a documentary about Lutah Maria Riggs. Please see our website: www.lutah.org. “Lutah – A Passion for Architecture: A Life In Design”, has gone on to more than 43 Festivals and won seven awards.
In 1999, the 27-year Warner & Gray partnership was sold to Warner, and Paul Gray and Martha established Gray and Gray Architects, LLP. Before Paul passed away in 2010, we worked on more than 25 residences and remodels ranging from ground -up new residences to remodels, to a church change of use, and an apartment complex.
Martha has also served on the Santa Barbara South County Board of Architectural Review (SBAR), the Visual Arts in Public Places, subcommittee of City Arts Advisory Board (VAPP), Director-at-Large Santa Barbara Chapter of the AIASB. She was Licensed to Practice Architecture in the State of California by the California Architects Board in 1995 and has been a longtime member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). She is also certified the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
In March of 2016 Gray and Gray Architects was re-activated with her brother William. Currently, she is Treasurer of the Lutah Maria Riggs Society as well as Davey’s Voice Foundation for the Protection of Animals: www.daveysvoice.org.