San Dieguito Lagoon Center
Revised Design Concept Alternative (Scheme B)
Board approves Scheme B for San Dieguito Lagoon Center
On October 16, 2009, the San Dieguito River Park Board of Directors approved RNT Architects' alternative design, Scheme B. Scheme B is much smaller than the original (one story instead of two, 6000 sqft instead of 7475 sqft) with less hardscape. It uses more multi-purpose rooms instead of special purpose rooms, and organizes the spaces to reduce staff requirements.
The Board also directed the architects to prepare a detailed cost estimate for Scheme B, and directed staff to prepare a Business Plan that addresses ongoing operations and maintenance costs, and to pursue grants for funding the San Dieguito Lagoon Center.
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Below: Vicinity Map.
Below: Site Plan. The location for the proposed San Dieguito Lagoon Center is on property located south of Via de la Valle and east of San Andres. The Site Plan below shows where on the site that the Lagoon Center would be located, and where it is located in relation to the Coast to Crest Trail and other amenities, either existing or proposed.
Below: The Scheme B alternative is one-level only. The west wing consists of a small conference room, ranger office, multipurpose office space, reception with book sales area, storage, audio/visual space, exhibit space.
The east wing consists of a large multi-purpose room that can be divided for use as two rooms, a science research lab and teaching lab, restrooms and a small kitchen and more storage.
Below: The upper level consists of a viewing deck over the science lab/multipurpose room wing. Most of the enclosed space is covered with a living roof. The viewing deck will be covered with a solar shade structure, not shown in this diagram.
Below: Site Plan for Lagoon Center, Amphitheater and proposed new habitat areas with walking paths.
Below: Proposed amphitheater detail.
Below: Site Section looking through the Administration Wing.
Below: Site section looking through Multi-purpose wing.
Click here to read a description of the project goals and features.
Click here to view visual simulations of the Lagoon Center.
Click here to read the interpretive theme matrix.
Click here for scenes from Design Workshop, July 2009.
Click here to download the Final Architect's Report with graphics and interpretive themes.
click here for Business Plan
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