Santa Monica Universally Accessible Park
Recreation Center LEED SILVER
Architect / Client - LA CDC
Location - Hacienda Heights, CA. 21,150 sq ft
Completed - 2008
Based on input from the community, the facility was designed to house a multi-purpose space with a stage, scene shop, green room, and dressing room that will accommodate performance style seating for up to 500 people. Other features include a dance rehearsal room, an arts and crafts room, computer room, and catering kitchen. A civic art element called “Circles of a Ripple” is also incorporated on the site by artist James Dinh. Many sustainable technologies, such as natural light, a high reflective roofing system, harvested wood throughout the center, reused concrete and asphalt, post-consumer recyclable content products, and drought tolerant landscaping make the new center an environmentally responsible addition to the community.