Central Santa Barbara presents an opportunity for curious minds to appreciate how the architecture at that time was conceived. The design of buildings, and details indicating the relation each building had with the historical aesthetics of those times is also useful when learning the Hispanic architecture. For instance, a roof design has a colonial design that can also be seen in colonial cities such as Cartagena, Mompox or San Juan in Puerto Rico. Santa Barbara has invested a lot of energies to foster its obligation to the architectural conservation. New laws were introduced to cut the detrimental effect of new constructions on the agreement of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. New constructions, especially in El Pueblo Viejo, must follow firm city guidelines and regulations to shrink a likely incompatibility with the historic architecture. When in Santa Barbara, Kenny Slaught advises the observation of noteworthy efforts that the city has made to add to the preservation of the wonderful architecture, even if this does not exhibit the American trend created in the area as an effect of the British presence in the area that extensively influenced how local architecture has arisen.