Los Angeles World Airport Economy Parking Lot

A member of the Design Build team, LCI provided preliminary planning/design efforts that led to a successful selection for the design of this new 4,300 stall parking structure at LAX. Landscape design goals for the structure, plaza and adjacent ‘B’ Street were to enhance the pedestrian experience, visually and aesthetically, extending the LAWA vision from the Automated People Mover (APM) project as a contiguous theme, employing low impact development (LID) practices, and mitigating existing trees per City of Los Angeles guidelines. The proposed irrigation was designed with reclaimed water and drought tolerant plant materials to demonstrate the LAWA/CoLA mission of sustainability. Additional design features included public pedestrian plazas, parking structure interior plantings to enhance the user experience, pedestrian access to the adjacent automated people mover station, and a dog park/dog run/relief area.

This facility in Huntington Beach is an innovative training center that develops the learning and technical skills of both cadets and students by providing an environment that best balance quality enhancements of both building design and landscape.

LCI achieved this goal by creating a park scenario for passive recreation, biddle and grinder courses for physical training activities and memorial as a focal point next to the building’s main entry. A number of prominent trees were protected through strict construction and management procedures while applicable stormwater techniques such as Modular Wetland Biofiltration systems were considered for the project.