UCI Natural Sciences

Lynn Capouya, Inc. worked with the design/build team to refine and complete the irrigation, hardscape and landscape design components.    The patio area was the focus for faculty and students, providing a separation from campus activities.  It was depressed from the street and essentially screened by accent plantings.  At ground level smaller shrubbery, layered for variety and increased depth of field, soften the patio area, and provide a secure environment complete with benches and lighting. Pedestrian plaza entries were designed on the north and south sides of the building in a circular pattern, to maximize gathering without impeding traffic.

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.