LCI is working closely with the architect and the City of Irvine to develop the landscape and irrigation plans for the perimeter of the Orange County Great Park Administration Building along with its courtyards and plazas. The building will house the City of Irvine Community Service and Irvine Police Department teams.

The Administration Building and its plazas will be the newest addition to the Great Park’s master plan development, and will bring life and vitality to the Great Park. The plazas will contribute substantially to the outdoor experience through a variety of programmed spaces for multi-generational needs ranging from large plazas to intimate courtyards.

LCI’s landscape design concept draws inspiration from California’s “Super Bloom” incorporating colors and patterns while blending harmoniously within the landscape.

Surrounded with lush landscaping, the Pre-function Outdoor Area is located adjacent to the Pre-function Gallery, which allows for a reception style event area. A specimen tree with hanging lanterns adds to the courtyard’s whimsical and appealing charm. The Activity Area includes spaces for table tennis, bocce ball and cornhole while the outdoor Living Room includes a lounge-style seating, fire pit, armchairs, couches and low coffee tables. Paper airplane-shaped type of shade structure soars above these spaces to provide comfort during the hot months serving as another striking focal point and pays homage to the Park’s history while an amphitheater type of seating with views of the open fields including the Orange Balloon is visible from this area. The Sensory Garden is a therapeutic, stress reducing, relaxing space surrounded by a collection of plant materials with different textures, shapes, colors and scents to stimulate one’s senses while the Interior Courtyard creates a seamless transition between the public and private, interior and exterior spaces of the building.

Construction of the new Administration Building is expected in the second quarter of 2020.

To our clients, partners and friends: Lynn Capouya Landscape Architects continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and we are contacting you personally to share what we are doing to maintain business continuity while keeping our staff and clients safe and healthy. As the situation is evolving day by day, we have implemented all the necessary tools required for our staff to work remotely, as well as have access to all the pertinent valuable documents to meet your needs and our obligations. We want would like to emphasize that we take our deadlines and the services we provide to our clients very seriously. All of us are focused on keeping projects moving forward, remain responsive to our work and doing our part to reduce the spread of the virus within our community. Please feel free to reach out either of us or give us a call should you have any questions or specific needs during this uncertain time.

Lynn Capouya, ASLA, LEED AP, ISA
President, Founding Principal
Jane Cataldo, RLA, LEED AP
Principal, Design Director

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