Almost 100 years ago, famous architect George Washington Smith birthed the California movement remembered as the Spanish Colonial revival. Smith departed from Harvard prematurely and then worked as a bond trader. Once Smith became successful, he moved to Santa Barbara for a quiet lifestyle, hoping to work on his painting. However, he was taken aback that everyone loved the house he had crafted, prompting him to continue creating architectural gems for the city using quality materials from Spain and merging new and old world styles. Today Smith’s works are desired for their simplicity and complex design. He is known as a founding father in the city of Santa Barbara, as many generations of architects have followed his artistic pathway. Kenny Slaught recognizes the keen eye and attention to detail required to create works of such artistic talent.