As one of the partners with the CEARNAL COLLECTIVE, Christine brings a spectrum of architectural skills ranging from the initial program development, project design, and regulatory interaction to construction document development, project coordination, and construction administration. This array of skills provides for a continuity of quality and consistency in all of her projects that ensures beautiful design, seamless coordination, and successfully met schedules and budgets.

Christine’s passion for architecture can best be expressed by Jane Jacob’s quote “Design is people.” This quote embodies not only the importance of the human component in the experience of the built environment but also the importance of the personnel interaction and team building during the development of a project.

Christine received her architectural license in 2003 while working for Brian Cearnal for the first time from 2000 to 2004. She established her own firm in 2004 creating a number of award winning projects such as Artisan Court, a 56-unit apartment complex in Santa Barbara. After over ten years, Christine returned to Santa Barbara and to The Cearnal Collective as one of the partners, thrilled for the opportunity to rejoin this family and this community.

Christine’s focus with the Collective has been oversight of an extensive 94,000 SF expansion to Casa Dorinda, a 48-acre premier life care community in Montecito. She has also been a part of the design team for a new 66-room expansion to the existing 56 room El Prado hotel in Santa Barbara. Christine’s prior experience includes a variety of project types including a Project Manager role for the Bacara Resort & Spa in Goleta and for an18 story Marriot Courtyard Hotel in San Francisco.

Christine has been active in her communities having served as the Chairperson on the Architectural Board of Review in Santa Barbara and having served on her Neighborhood Council in Los Angeles, where she established their first Planning and Land Use Review Board and served as their first Chairperson.