The Santa Barbara Bowl
Gregg was involved with the Santa Barbara Bowl renovation from its earliest project phases up through Gregg has estimated, negotiated, and managed commercial projects that have a total value nearing one billion US dollars. Perfectly balanced by a strong sense of diplomacy and communication, Gregg can navigate the often-challenging seas of design and building. Gregg is uniquely talented in the roles of project management, contractor, and designer. He has successfully managed both commercial and residential projects on a national scale, having developed projects from the Eastern Seaboard to Hawaii.
Gregg was involved with the Santa Barbara Bowl renovation from its earliest project phases up through the latest phase completed recently. Over an 18-year phased project schedule, the facility has been completely rebuilt to meet the latest musical and performance artists criteria for media, sound, and entertainment. The nearly 100-year-old facility was a WPA project in the 1930s that hosted a single seasonal event at its onset, to now a dynamic venue that draws top entertainers and hosts tens of thousands of concertgoers each season. Using many materials found on-site, the Bowl stage, pavilion, and support structures have been rebuilt, reimagined, or built new during the winter months, and off-season, over nearly two decades.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art has recently completed a multi-year, multi-phase renovation and seismic upgrade project for which Gregg served as the owner’s representation and project manager. There was a multitude of specialty consultants, contractors, and design teams to work with, along with interfacing with the Museum’s Board of Directors. The project approvals and entitlements for the 100-year-old facility took over 3 years to obtain, and the construction ran for 5 years in the historically sensitive El Pueblo Viejo district of Santa Barbara. The work included significant helical pile foundation work, shotcrete exterior wall reinforcement, significant structural upgrades, and state-of-the-art climate and lighting systems, to name a few. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is the heart of the art and cultural area of the Downtown District, truly a gem of the Community.
Carpinteria City Hall
As construction manager for the Carpinteria City Hall, Gregg prepared and distributed the bid packages, managed the public bid opening, and awarded contracts for the renovation of the 1959 Mid Century Modern City Hall structure. The scope of work involved completely dismantling the interiors, upgrading all systems and interior finishes, interior demountable partitions, landscape, and site development work. Gregg managed to interface with the insurance adjusters, City Staff teams, and all consultants on the owner’s behalf. In addition to the contractors the scope of work, schedule, and budget, close work with all the team members was required for an integrated project delivery system.
Sustainable Beach House
Gregg Wilson and John Maienza designed and built this first LEED Platinum home on Butterfly Beach in Montecito. This cutting-edge design incorporated sustainable elements into a state of the art architecturally unique award-winning home.