Virginia Avenue Park

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The revitalization and expansion of Virginia Avenue Park weaves together facilities for a variety of users, including teens, seniors, and families. Developed through an interactive process, the park is now a vibrant destination that re-connects neighborhoods and establishes easy informality.

 
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Renovated warehouses, a refreshed 1960s community center, and new buildings anchor the park. Facilities include art rooms, movement spaces, a computer lab, basketball courts, play equipment, and an interactive fountain outside. Ten years after completion, the firm revisited the park to add the Pico Branch Library.

On weekends a tree canopied plaza becomes a venue for a regular Saturday farmers market as well as community events.

 
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The project’s groundbreaking approach to onsite water management contributed to making it the first LEED Silver, and first LEED Certified, park in the country.

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STATUS
Completed 2005, LEED Silver

LOCATION
Santa Monica, California

CLIENT
City of Santa Monica

PROGRAM
9 Acre Park, 25,000 SF Improvements

AWARDS + RECOGNITION
2007  LA Business Council Architectural Award, Landscape Architecture
2007  Westside Prize Urban Solutions/Built, Westside Urban Forum
2006  Municipal Award of Merit, US Green Building Council


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