Affectionately known as “Queen of the Missions,” Mission Santa Barbara was established in 1786 and is a National Historic Landmark. The National Park Service provided a Save America’s Treasures grant including a match for a total of $1.3 million for various preservation projects. Chattel was engaged to prioritize and manage implementation of grant projects.
Chattel prepared a Historic Structure Report (HSR) as a comprehensive guide to long-term preservation planning for the Mission and its convento wing. The HSR provides relevant historical background and addresses feasibility of implementing grant projects. For high-priority projects, Chattel prepares treatment plans and bid packages, collaborating with a cost estimator to ensure projects can be accomplished with available grant funds. Chattel works closely with Mission leadership and the California Missions Foundation, as well as the California Office of Historic Preservation and National Park Service to ensure projects conform with the Secretary's Standards.