Plaza of the Fountains

With the renovation of the Plaza of the Fountains, the City of Santa Ana wished to achieve several goals: create an inviting space for public use, install demonstration gardens to illustrate water-conserving planting schemes and irrigation methods, and reuse specimen plants relocated from the neighboring Santa Ana Zoo.

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.