VASQUEZ ROCKS NATURE AREA IMPROVEMENTS
Interpretive Center and Ranger’s Residence Historic Restoration and Adaptive Reuse
Agua Dulce, CA
Client: County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Rangers Residence: $350,000 - Restoration
Interpretive Center: $4,800,000 - New Construction
LEED®-NC Certification Platinum (Interpretive Center)
The Ranger’s Residence was constructed during the Depression era, using materials from movie sets
The Interpretive Center that provides an opportunity for park users to understand and appreciate this unique resource
Gruen Associates was the Design Architect and Landscape Architect for the $4.6 million, 4,000-SF Design-Build interpretive center. IBI Group was the Architects for the Scoping Documents, Design Criteria and Performance Specification for the Design/Build Interpretive Center, our responsibilities included the management of the entire project.
The program was consolidated into a single structure including 2,970 SF of exhibit space/museum, a multi-purpose classroom, staff office, storage and support spaces. The informative visitor-experience venue focuses on the geographic surroundings and wildlife within the park.