Carmel Valley Recreation Center and Aquatic Complex
Platt/Whitelaw Architects worked with the community focus group to program and develop the design of the facilities and steer the project through the City of San Diego Park and Recreation design review process. Throughout the construction document and construction phases of the project, the firm continued to work with the community focus group to ensure that community interests had been accommodated.
The 22,000 square foot Recreation Center building includes a gymnasium, multi-purpose meeting rooms, kitchen, crafts room, administration offices, restrooms, pool administration, pool locker rooms and pool storage.
Working closely with Landscape Architects KTU+A in producing the General Development Plan for the Community Park, Platt/Whitelaw Architects provided programming and conceptual design services for the Community Recreation Center building and ancillary buildings and structures to be accommodated in the Park.
The pool facility includes a 25-meter lap pool with beach-type entry, two waterslides with a separate receiving pool and a children’s pool with an interactive play structure. The park accommodates tennis courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, hiking trails, picnic areas, an amphitheater and a children’s playground.
The facilities have been designed to withstand heavy use and abuse through careful selection of materials, systems and finishes.