Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Appoints Dennis Allen as a New Trustee

October 31, 2017

Dennis Allen. Courtesy photo.

SANTA BARBARA — Dennis Allen is board Chairman of Allen Construction, a general contracting firm, specializing in environmentally-friendly, custom residential and commercial buildings. Dennis is active in local community organizations, including the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and the zero net energy committee of the Community Environmental Council. For the past 14 years, he has served as a consultant on the County of Santa Barbara’s Smart Build Santa Barbara Committee, a committee that encourages energy efficiency and sustainable practices in building projects within the County. He created the Parade of Green Buildings, an annual event that, for a number of years, exhibited to the public the best local examples of green buildings. Currently, as Chair of the Bren Graduate School Dean’s Council at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he is heavily involved in efforts to infuse sustainability into graduate curriculum and campus buildings. He also serves as an Ambassador for the UCSB Education Abroad Program, and is a board member of the Environmental Defense Center.

About the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History: Founded in 1916, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History strives to instill a passion for learning and discovery among its patrons. The museum aims to build relationships with the Santa Barbara community as well as encourage members and all visitors to seek a better understanding of the world around them. For more information, call (805) 682-4711 or visit

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