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Arch Tour Fest 9AM: West Hollywood Park Aquatic and Recreation Center
November 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST$30.00 – $45.00
Photo Credit: LPA, Inc.
Arch Tour Fest: West Hollywood Park Aquatic and Recreation Center | 9AM
This is an in-person tour. Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination. Please read and check the agreement and safety boxes in the registration. Additional information regarding the tour and check-in process will be emailed directed to registrants 24 hours before the event. Tickets are non-transferable.
CES Learning Units: 1 LU
The West Hollywood Park Aquatics and Recreation Center is the culmination of a vision for the master plan of West Hollywood Park. The new community and recreation center consolidates all the previous park park program into one facility, creating the largest contiguous piece of open space in the city. A rooftop pool deck features a competition pool and a recreation pool with sweeping views of Hollywood and Los Angeles. Directly below the two rooftop pools is a two court gymnasium. The balance of the includes community meeting rooms, a daycare, staff offices, a TV studio, and automated parking. A grand stair lets people connect from the park to the roof deck and access the pools.
As the project nears the completion of construction, this will be an early preview of the Aquatic and Recreation Center given by the project designers. The discussion on the tour will highlight how the community contributed to and drove the development of the project.
Architecture Firm: LPA, Inc.
Civil Engineer: LPA, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Rios, Inc.
Structural Engineer: LPA, Inc.
Mechanical Engineer: LPA, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: LPA, Inc.
Plumbing Engineer: LPA, Inc.
General Contractor: Sinanian Development, Inc.
Tour Led By:
Rick D’Amato, FAIA, Design Director, LPA, Inc.
Rick D’Amato is an award-winning architect and AIA Fellow. He believes in the power and responsibility of design to shape the world around us. Design, Rick asserts, needs to oblige an environmental responsibility, and provide an enjoyable, immersive experience. Rick is responsible for the design of many project types, from nature centers, libraries and education facilities to retail projects, fire stations and corporate headquarters. He has created exciting workplace and public environments for many notable clients, including the cities of West Hollywood and Long Beach, ASICS, Volcom, DPR Construction and the LEED-Platinum Environmental Nature Center. For Rick, the collaborative process is a necessary design tool for an immeasurable project journey. From early strategy sessions through design development, Rick’s passion for collaboration and sustainability leads to a pragmatic sense of design.
Jeremy Hart, AIA, Director of Civic + Cultural, LPA, Inc.
Jeremy Hart designs with discovery and impact in mind. With more than 20 years of experience, he believes that the direction of design should reflect the will of the community. Jeremy is driven by the desire to create and influence our environment in a meaningful way. He asserts that architects’ ability to create meaningful impressions on people can influence a community, interactions, and the surrounding environment. Jeremy approaches each project like a puzzle that needs to be solved, uncovering each factor that may contribute to a project. Jeremy strives to learn how the project site and environment will inform the functional requirements of the building program and the values of the community. Inspired by the unique components that architecture presents, Jeremy enjoys the variety in daily tasks and project needs. His responsibilities are to guide the discovery process; set a clear vision for the project and the project team; blend together all aspects of the pragmatic and poetic portions of a site, a building layout, engineering systems and the overall aesthetic direction of the project.
1. Participants will understand how community feedback drove the design of the project.
2. Participants will learn the sustainable strategies that lead to this LEED Gold design.
3. Participants will learn the structural and seismic implications of adding two swimming pools on the roof of a four-story building.
4. Participants will learn how the West Hollywood Park Master Plan and the context of the adjacent library and parking structures influenced the project outcomes.