The Museum was founded in 1916 by William Leon Dawson as the Museum of Comparative Oology. In 1923, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History opened its doors at the current campus. The Museum celebrated its centennial year by undertaking a $21 million capital campaign to upgrade their aging facilities in ways that vastly improve our visitor experience.
Flowers & Associates, Inc. provided civil engineering consultant services for Phase 1 of the project. Tasks included consulting with the Landscape Architects and other consultants in support of the design development effort and providing Preliminary Grading, Drainage, and Paving Plans sufficient for CEQA level review.