Capital Projects

The Capital Projects Division provides all services needed to complete the construction of new County buildings, remodels and related projects for all County Departments. Our services include the following:

  • Feasibility and Cost Studies for Proposed Projects
  • Architectural and Operational Programming
  • Management of Building and Remodel Design
  • Management of Building and Remodel Construction
  • Assistance in Development of the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan
  • Functions of the County Architect (see next page), including;
    • Space Planning
    • Master Planning
    • Space and Building Policy Compliance
    • Sustainable Architecture

Contact Info: Celeste Manolas, Manager
Phone: (805)568-2622
Contact via email

General Services - Historic Courthouse
1105 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

In accordance with County Policy, Capital Projects performs the management of all County capital projects that exceed $125,000 in value, though we routinely perform smaller projects when requested by Departments. Our services are typically reimbursed on a not-to-exceed fee based on a percentage of the construction cost, consistent with industry standards. Our job is to help initiate the projects, and assure that the design and construction of your projects meet quality and budget requirements for the County and your department.

Download our Capital Projects Standards Manual for our base owner's project requirements. Most recent revision available HERE in PDF format.

Also view information relating to the Northern Branch Jail Project including live project webcams.