Associated with the firms network

Gray and Gray, Architects, LLP; Warner and Gray, Architects

Professional History


Draftsperson, Warner and Gray, Architects, Santa Barbara, CA, 1990-1999.

Partner, Gray and Gray, Architects, LLP, Montecito, CA, 1999-2010; 03/2016- . Martha Gray characterized the work that she and her father Paul did between 1999 and 2010: "Paul passed away in 2010, we worked on more than 25 residences and remodels ranging from ground -up new residences to remodels, to a church change of use, and an apartment complex." (See Gray and Gray, Architects, LLP, "Martha Gray, A.IA.," accessed 01/05/2018.) In 2016, the firm of Gray and Gray restarted headed by Martha and her brother, Will.

Professional Activities

Martha Gray was licensed to Practice Architecture in the State of California by the California Architects Board (CAB) in 1995

Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

Gray, who has an architectural history background, began to research the life and work of the pioneering woman architect, Lutah Maria Riggs (1896-1984). She has contributed to exhibitions on Riggs, and helped to organize the Lutah Maria Riggs Society to foster study of her work. Martha Gray's biographical statement on the Gray and Gray web site summarized her interest in Riggs: "During this time (1993), she (with Will’s help) built three 1/4” scale wood models of Lutah Maria Riggs most important structures, The Von Romburg Residence, the Alice Irving Residence and October Hill for Wright Ludington. The models were for an exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s retrospective of Lutah’s work “Exhibition: Santa Barbara’s Own: Lutah Maria Riggs” curated by Dr. David Gebhard. In 2013, Martha worked to establish the Lutah Maria Riggs Society with Gretchen Lieff among others to honor Lutah’s work and produce a documentary about Lutah Maria Riggs. Please see our website: www.lutah.org. “Lutah – A Passion for Architecture: A Life In Design”, has gone on to more than 43 Festivals and won seven awards." (See Gray and Gray, Architects, LLP, "Martha Gray, A.IA.," accessed 01/05/2018.)

Treasurer, Lutah Maria Riggs Society, Santa Barbara, CA, c. 2018.

Member, Santa Barbara South County Board of Architectural Review (SBAR), Santa Barbara, CA.

Member, Visual Arts in Public Places, subcommittee of City of Santa Barbara Arts Advisory Board (VAPP).

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Director-at-Large, AIA, Santa Barbara Chapter (AIASB).



B.A. and B.S., Architectural History and Biology, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

M.Arch., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Westwood, Los Angeles, CA.



Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Martha Gray attended undergraduate school at Smith College in Northampton, MA. She returned to CA to attend graduate school at UCLA, graduating c. 1990. She then went to work for her father's architectural firm in Santa Barbara, CA.

Biographical Notes

Treasurer, Davey’s Voice Foundation for the Protection of Animals, Santa Barbara, CA, c. 2018.

PCAD id: 7684