Valley View Casino, a locals-focused hidden gem in the gaming and entertainment industry, seeks to grow into a dynamic regional landmark. While delivering the highest levels of service focused on comfort, fun, and food, Valley View creates the ultimate guest experience and remains time and time again, ‘San Diego’s Favorite.’
Location: Valley Center, CA
Size: 42,000 SF
Program: Casino Expansion
The alterations project included the addition of a café space adjacent to the Hotel Lobby and existing gift shop. The gift shop was renovated to include new lighting and custom display millwork. A new outdoor patio space was created, with direct access to the Café. Defining the patio space was the installation of a signature 7’ Bali Stone wall. The scope of the construction included food service equipment, electrical systems, HVAC systems, plumbing, custom millwork and exterior walls. The new Lava Java café provides a new F&B outlet for guests staying at the Catamaran Resort & Spa.
Delawie served as the design architect for the project. The concept for the design of the façade was inspired by the basket weave and pottery designs seen in the heritage Agua Caliente tribal history.
Building on Delawie’s 20+ year relationship with the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, this new, $285 million expansion feature a four-diamond hotel tower, entertainment ballroom event center, spa and resort-style pool complex, making Pechanga Hotel & Resort the preeminent luxury gaming destination in the west. The resort has an extremely high demand for more hotel rooms to satisfy the needs of guests coming to the Temecula Valley.
The new 13 story hotel tower, featuring 568 guestrooms and suites, enhances the desire for luxurious guestrooms, Lobby Bar restaurant, spa, Shops at Pechanga retail stores and a resort-style pool to complete the Pechanga Casino Resort experience. The hotel development includes 80,000 square feet of multi-use entertainment ballroom event center and meeting spaces along with outdoor activity terraces.
Unique design feature include the new jewel box lobby design utilizing low E dual pane structural glazing system with glass fins and a sloping glass roof to allow natural light bath the interior and open views to the nearby mountains while rejecting unwanted ultraviolet and infrared light waves. As part of sustainable design features to improve rainwater management a 40,000 SF intensive vegetated green roof was designed over the ballroom event center as a rooftop garden and terraces with mountain and golf course views
The 26,000 SF spa with 17 treatment rooms, signature suites, relaxation lounges, lagoon style pool with open air treatment cabanas, three hydrotherapy pools provides the ultimate relaxation getaway. The resort-style pool complex covers four and a half acres and features four pools including a swim up bar, family-friendly pool, waterslides, splash park, three hydrotherapy pools and 3,700 seat outdoor concert event lawn with a stage location that is also viewable from the terraced pool complex for a unique concert setting
The first phase of the expansion project included creating new resort entrance roadways, parking lots and remodeled Porte Cochere with new landscaping, lighting and signage along with a new valet tunnel for timely vehicle return and a 5-level 2,500 car parking structure and covered exterior moving walkway to improve guest access to the Resort.
The Canopy Hotel by Hilton is a dual branded 20-story high-rise hotel with 327 rooms. Canopy Hotel by Hilton will be from levels 13-20, and Hampton Inn by Hilton will include levels 2-12. An exterior entry is carved out of the corner of the building creating a two-story covered outdoor space to blur the edges of the public right-of-way. The sidewalk extends to invigorate the block with a fire pit, seating areas, food, and drinks. To further engage the public, access to a rooftop lounge is provided to continue the neighborhood street dynamic skyward. The addition of the Hampton Inn brand offers more choices for guests to enjoy shared amenities and access to surrounding attractions. Programming includes exterior urban open space, lobbies, restaurant and bar, fitness room, and rooftop bar.
The design and space planning for Chumash Casino Resort was focused on enhancing the excellent amenities already in place and added new and exciting spaces for the guest to enjoy including an expanded casino floor, new food & beverage outlets, a hotel tower expansion of 200+ new guestrooms and suites, a new 20,000 SF Resort pool and more guest parking with a new parking structure to accommodate 584 parking spaces.
The steel structured hotel tower spans above the existing hotel and an existing creek. Guests check into the existing but remodeled lobby with a new elevator core taking them to the new tower. The existing casino and hotel remained in full operation during all phases of construction.
The design is a balance of the existing building’s aesthetic with an updated, exciting atmosphere to expand the target audience. Our goal was to unify elements of the Resort with added amenities to create a seamless transition and to showcase Chumash excellence.
Located on over 375 acres in Temecula, the Pechanga Resort and Casino is the feature element of an on-going 13 year master plan developed by Delawie with the Luiseño Band of Mission Indians. The resort contains a thirteen-level hotel/convention center and a 700,000 square foot casino and championship golf course and clubhouse. The three-level casino and entertainment center includes over 180,000 square feet of gaming area, seven themed restaurants, a 1,200-seat performing arts facility, a 25,000 square foot night club, a 15,000 square foot poker room, and a 400-seat employee dining facility. The 522-room hotel includes 63 luxury suites and an elevated swimming pool. The convention center is located below a 25,000 square foot banquet and ballroom facility. The facility also includes over 100,000 square feet of office and support areas.
The new hotel is located on a 6.37-acre land parcel and is one of the first new build Residence Inn Generation 9 properties in existence, accommodating extended stay travelers and those with families by offering studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Amenities include on-site laundry, buffet and banquet rooms, barbeque areas, pools, spa and sports courts.
The project broke ground in July 2014 and had its grand opening in September 2016. Loosely translated, Wailea means ‘water play’ so it’s only fitting that the Marriott Wailea Residence Inn incorporates water as a distinguishing feature in their design and operation. Along with a ‘resort-style pool and spa’ Marriott’s new 200-room, four-story Wailea hotel features a fitness center, an outdoor sports court, a market and 1,800 square feet of meeting space.
Saggio Hills Resort & Spa, part of a 258.5-acre development, is located at the North edge of Healdsburg in Sonoma County, California. Capturing the ideals of mid-century modernism to blur the lines between the interior and exterior, the 130 guest rooms and 25 residential villas offer expansive views of the surrounding mountain vineyards. Amenities include a restaurant, destination spa and conference facility in addition to the planned community park and public hiking trails. The adjoining residences are being developed concurrently to create a cohesive neighborhood which maximizes views and open space.
This project is unique for Delawie because it includes residential homes which are not typically in our scope.
The proposed project also includes 37-acres of land donated to Healdsburg for a Community Park, a Fire Sub-station, 14.3-acres donated for Affordable Housing, and hiking trails throughout the property for the public to enjoy.
The high quality Resort and Spa will include an excellent restaurant and an exceptional conference facility to be operated by a world class operator. The Resort will be LEED (The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified.
Moxy by Marriott is a lifestyle-branded hotel is designed at the convergence of the historic Gaslamp District and East Village of San Diego. The architecture will embody the soul of the neighborhood; a gesture of sculptural, modern, and urban. The building façade’s secondary louvered system and cross brace detail will act as complementary architectural elements. The louvers, appearing to be positioned at random, will serve as visual buffers for the guest room mechanical units.
Inside, the hotel is designed to be communal and inviting. Exposed concrete, piping and duct work will give the ground level an honest, open feel. Integral to the hotel brand; the public space will be separated into zones that shift from calm to energetic.
The cohesive focal point of the public spaces will be a custom iconic and textured light installation resembling flowing water. The animated pixel waterfall will appear to flow through the lobby and up into the guestroom courtyard, creating a shared experience between visitors and overnight guests.
The hotel will be more than just a place to crash for the night. It will be an avant-garde rec room, a hip hang out, and ultimately a place of convergence for San Diegans and visitors alike.
The Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa is a renovation of an existing resort, built in 1989, set within a 25-acre desert oasis in Paradise Valley overlooking Camelback Mountain. The renovated resort was designed as a “desert modern” retreat, inspired by midcentury modern architecture. The 201 guestrooms and suites, an increase of 31 keys, were configured in clusters of casita-inspired bungalows, including two new Presidential suites.
The Guest House is the central element of the resort, serving as a social gathering place for guests and locals. The architectural design includes floor-to-ceiling glass walls to highlight the unique and inviting indoor Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen restaurant and lounge spaces. The exterior’s expansive patio spaces encourage guests to sit and socialize around movable furniture and multiple fire elements.
The meeting and events building features 10,000 SF of indoor space and 36,000 SF of flexible outdoor space to accommodate large and small gatherings. The main pool, lined with private cabanas, links to the Turquoise Pool Bar. The building that houses the Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary is connected to the resort’s second pool, while the third pool is located in the secluded Retreat area.
Delawie was the Design Architect and Architect-of-Record, and EDG Interior Architecture + Design was the interior designer on the project.
Portraying a vibrant entrepreneurial business culture alongside a rich foodie mecca was the design intent of the Columbia Tower Club renovation. Located in the heart of the downtown district of Seattle on the top two floors of one of Seattle’s skyline landmarks, the Club celebrates the unique and diverse industries of Seattle and the greater Washington area through large-scale digital wall coverings, furniture, and finishes. Being an established business social club which draws members of all ages, the objective was to increase membership sales and revenue by opening up smaller spaces into a larger space made intimate with design elements to appeal to all. Elements celebrated the history of the region in shipping, fishing, aeronautics and high technology alongside music and the arts.
Interested in bringing more revenue to the San Diego Marriott Del Mar, our firm was asked to revamp their pool deck, refresh their award-winning restaurant, Arterra, and to improve the hotel entrance while honoring the existing framework and materials. With a budget-conscience approach, the pool deck design expands the exterior bar area to create a variety of intimate configurations from day-time dining to an evening cocktail lounge simply by rearranging the furnishings. The new, functional wind screen masks the view of the freeway and frames the landscape in the distance. It incorporates a shade canopy which translates down the wall to the floor and ribbons across the pool deck to tie the elements together, terminating in a series of custom private cabana structures. Enhanced lighting, new furnishings, landscape design, adding private dining spaces, and reviving key elements in the bar and restaurant will encourage visitors to extend their experience at the hotel.
Originally built in 1924, the objective of this remodel and expansion is to evoke the echoes of a glamorous history of the Roaring Twenties with a modern exuberance. The design takes advantage of the idyllic sites and weather of Southern California in a palette reminiscent of the nearby ocean and surrounding gardens, while respecting and celebrating the architecture of Lilian Rice. Renovations to the lawn cottage guestrooms have a ’20s nostalgia feel, while the back cottage interiors are refined country and include headboards reminiscent of an equestrian fence. Redesign of the public spaces include the spa, spa courtyard, library room, outdoor library courtyard, patio bar, living room, private dining rooms, restaurant at Garden room, and minor kitchen modifications..
It’s been almost 10 years in our client’s planning to design what will become a one-of-a-kind winery, resort & spa and a major tourist attraction for the Southern California tourism industry. The 45-acre Europa Village is designed to bring three of the world’s most famous wine regions to Temecula Valley. Europa will consist of three separate villages, each designed to be unique and represent the countries of France, Italy, and Spain. The three wineries will be inspired by the wine regions of Spain, France and Italy. Full of Old World hospitality and charm, each region is represented through architectural detailing to offer distinct tasting rooms, restaurants and exclusive resort-style lodging.
The project will encompass 145,700 SF of building space, including wineries, restaurants, hotel and spa, and numerous retail and boutique shops. “Bolero Cellars” (Spain) and “C’est La Vie Wine Chateau” (France) will each offer ten well-appointed guest rooms. “Vienza” (Italy) will feature two vaulted wine caves, wine production rooms, Italian deli and market, and event banquet halls. The adjoining hotel will provide an additional 40 guest room suites, pool and full-service spa for a magnificent resort experience. Concept design by BAR Architects.
The renovation of the Silicon Valley Capital Club in San Jose, California included the reconfiguration of the Club entry to maximize the overlooking view of Downtown San Jose and take advantage of an existing and underutilized exterior deck. Spaces added along the glass wall adjacent to the deck include a new bar, media room, lobby lounge, and elevated member dining space, all with access to the deck. The interior finishes, furnishings, and decorative lighting in the entire Club were replaced and updated as part of the renovation. With these renovations the Silicon Valley Capital Club will reassert its place as the premier business club atop the San Jose skyline. The 360-degree view from atop the Knight Ridder Building is breathtaking
Delawie was retained by Spoleto, a Brazilian fast casual concept with over 400 locations, to design Spoleto Irvine, the first of several new locations planned for California. Focused on spreading Spoleto’s vision of “Culinary Freedom,” Delawie designed a modern 3,200 SF interior restaurant that allowed each guest to engage in creative culinary experiences. At the heart of Irvine’s Spoleto location—styled in warm woods with logo art and accents of color throughout—is the exhibition counter that invites patrons to watch as chefs cook their meals.
This modern design allows Spoleto, known for their fast pasta preparations and interactive dining platforms, to explode with excitement in this one-of-a-kind dining experience for all guests. The environment reflects the authentic character of the brand with colors and materials inspired by Italian venues with the addition of signature elements like the sauté pan chandelier to celebrate the Spoleto lifestyle. The brand’s commitment to the arts, inspired by Italy’s largest arts festival in their namesake city, is evident in the design of the environment through materials, seating, and artful merchandising areas. A 600 SF exterior dining patio enables dining guests to enjoy Southern California comfort with Spoleto’s lively spirit.
Located in the famed beach town of Encinitas, the Scotty Cameron team will custom fit putters for the golf enthusiast seeking special treatment just like the golf pros. The design of this boutique captures “the vibe” that Scotty himself seeks for the ultimate shopping experience while offering the best in golf equipment and personal items.
This 2000-seat performance venue was planned and designed with an emphasis on physical infrastructure, event flexibility, and a unique guest experience. In a multitude of ways, visitors experience a modern interpretation of the surrounding desert canyon landscape. A bright orange entrance portal surrounded by varied slats of stacked plywood and felt mimic the striated and shifting layers of the canyon geology as well as providing acoustic value. Inside, patrons experience the drama of the lobby’s two-story volume with sculpted wood ceiling planes, skewed punched openings, and pebble rock flooring alluding to the abstract canyonscape. Green eco-resin back-lit panels draw attention to grand staircases and distinguish the bar areas below. The desert landscape theme continues with super graphics of cactus images in the carpet and wall covering surfaces. Inside the theater, the multi-colored chairs mimic the desert in bloom.
The design for J Street Hospitality’s new office in San Diego’s East Village was precipitated by the requirement to include a commercial space on the ground level. This, coupled with the extremely high visibility of the site due to its neighbor, Petco Park, creates a blend of New York Deli meats San Diego contemporary office. The design complements the edgy and young professionals working at J Street Hospitality, from the materials to the amenities. Ping-pong anyone?
The office lies behind a large, enhanced wall that provides a hidden entry door, a nod to the speakeasy. Once through the office doorway, the space opens into a grand entry area with 30’-0” ceilings, exposed mechanical equipment, glass fronted offices and a shared communal space—masculine, upscale, yet industrial.
The new mezzanine, suspended above both the open office area and the deli, looks out onto 7th Avenue and Petco Park through the building’s large existing historic windows. By strategically placing the mezzanine level offices and common areas to take advantage of the large windows, natural light was brought into the overall space, further engaging office staff with the energy of the outside. The Walnut meeting table doubles as a ping pong that is highly used by all.
The overall energy of the office is focused on creating a collaborative environment where all users have access to natural light, as well as being visually connected.
The 3,400 SF Waypoint Public in Del Sur was a tenant improvement project in an existing retail space in the 210,000 SF Del Sur Town Center in an affluent area in North County San Diego. The design features a dining area with lounge seating, a full service bar with a walk in beer cooler, a children’s area with a “Cubby wall”, and an open kitchen. The scope of the construction included food service equipment, electrical systems, HVAC systems, plumbing, and interior walls and slab. The new location builds off of the success of its first location in North Park and provides users, adults and kids alike, with a fun and lively atmosphere.
Delawie’s interiors studio redesigned the guest amenity spaces and 364 guest rooms and suites for this dual brand Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites.
One of Delawie’s repeat hospitality clients requested a facade study for a 98,664 SF, 205 guest room hospitality property he had purchased in San Francisco. The facade study presented a modern design for the 13-floor street-facing facade.
The design for the Destination RV Resort draws its inspiration from the classic roadside architecture along U.S. Highway Route 66— structures that defined a generation of road trippers.
Upon arrival, the Resort’s main access promenade welcomes visitors into the site and leads them towards the stunning entry sequence that respects the existing view corridor while creating a place making space comprised of visual and noise mitigating elements between the neighboring highway and the site.
By aligning the various program structures along the northeast edge of the site, the buildings serve to create a gentle curtain from the highway. A staggered terrace area accentuates the sweeping views towards San Diego Bay and Imperial Beach. Guest check-in is located directly adjacent to the primary motor court drop-off area in an easily recognizable public space for increased operational efficiency.
Secondary site programming is protected by a large, sweeping retaining wall that allows each level of program space to be slightly elevated, creating framed views and private terraces. The stepped terrace terminates at the guest pool at ten feet of elevation, promoting dramatic views over the Resort and drawing the eye to iconic San Diego Bay.
Other site programming elements include an exterior BBQ area at the northwest corner of the site with grills, tables, and group seating areas positioned to provide guests with dramatic, framed views of the nature preserve and San Diego Bay.
On the southwest corner of the site, a dedicated tent area is designated for campers and RV visitors, as well as an on-site shower and restroom building.
All planned off-site improvements have been integrated into the overall design as well. The bikeway connection points at each corner of the site encourage visitors to experience the nature preserve and allow for continuous circulation between the Resort and other areas within the Chula Vista Master Plan. These improvements create a highly functional and enjoyable connection to the surrounding environment and planned future developments.
The Destination RV Resort is a site specific design response that incorporates natural features and emphasizes the site’s preeminent views that make the Chula Vista Bay Master Plan such an exciting development. The site’s architecture and modern amenities celebrate the Resort’s prominent location along San Diego Bay. The Resort will be an incredible resource for the future buildout, affording convention visitors an opportunity to stay/linger after their conference, while enjoying the natural resource opportunities. It remains true to the site—a compliment to the native habitat—and attracts visitors who frequent RV parks to be closer to nature.
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Mission Hills Country Club
The reinvention of Mission Hills Country Club was inspired by the majestic Southern California desert landscape—borrowing the natural colors, textures and hues that evolve with each sunrise and sunset over the Santa Rosa Mountains of Coachella Valley.
Those hues, in turn, dictated many of Delawie’s choices for the designs materiality, with a palette of earth tones interspersed with moments of reds and golds. The stone flooring conjures a sense of place, mirroring the Valley’s granite and sands that are celebrated with each morning’s early light. The walnut walls are textural, selected as a nod to the wind-driven sand striations of the surrounding landscape.
The new bar design anchors the room and has an intricate, antique brass screen behind the bar with chic shelving on either side. The bar’s granite tone is that of the sunset at dusk, as seen reflecting off of the Club’s mountainous backdrop. The large 72” diameter chandelier is suspended above the bar (designed by Bover Lighting based in Barcelona, Spain), and is comprised of interlocking natural wood. The chandelier’s light bounces softly around the soffit, projecting an image reminiscent of an Epiphyllum cactus flower.
The Clubs Amenities include: Lobby, Men’s Locker Rooms, Fireplace Lounge, Private Dining Room, Bar, Casual Dining, Upscale dining and Banquet Facilities.
The 14,394 SF renovation of the 3rd Floor in the College of Extended Studies included the demolition of existing office spaces and the construction of new classrooms, meeting rooms, and offices, complete
with all new finishes, mechanical and electrical upgrades, operable wall partitions, and furniture for flexible space arrangements. Catering to the adult professional student, the design intent is to foster learning and a welcoming corporate feeling.
Delawie teamed with C.W. Driver and KTU+A Planning and Landscape Architecture on this RFQ for San Diego State University. Our Tula Conference Center design reoriented the entry to the south side of the site. With a large number of people coming to use the conference center from the two parking structures located to the east, and the two main entries for Zura Hall and Tenochca Hall located to the south and west, we felt the south entry was a more natural connection point to the surrounding pedestrian and traffic patterns. The other added benefit of having the entry of the conference center on the south is the natural sunlight that bathes the open air courtyard adjacent to the entry. We have also suggested trellis elements along the courtyard to provide shade and protection from the south sun, so people can enjoy the outdoors even when the outdoor temperature might be a bit warm. We chose to keep conditioned corridor space for access to the meeting rooms as we believe it is important to provide conditioned space for people queuing to enter conference facilities as well as providing a protected space for multipurpose uses such as displays, silent auction events, receptions, etc.
From a functionality standpoint, we relocated the prep kitchen towards the northeast corner of the site adjacent to the exterior trash enclosure. This helps with trash disposal and pickup as well as keeping unwanted smells away from the main entry. We have also reorganized all meeting room storage to be accessed from the back wall of each space, providing more consistent and convenient storage throughout the building. From a sustainability perspective, we designed the main circulation corridor and meeting rooms to have the capability to be naturally ventilated when weather permits. All clerestory windows in the meeting rooms would be operable as well as windows located in the main lobby and circulation corridors. With respect to the architectural style of the building, we designed the conference center to pay homage to the Mission Revival style of the original SDSU campus core buildings while also incorporating some elements of Prairie style architecture. Key elements of the Mission Revival and Prairie style we have incorporated include the following:
Special consideration was given to exterior pedestrian circulation. The existing diagonal circulation pattern coming from the parking garage was preserved, guiding pedestrians to Cuicacalli Walk thru an enhanced feature on the Northeast corner of the building. We also created a straight circulation pattern coming from the parking garage that takes pedestrians by the conference pavilion’s exterior courtyard and main entry to a convergence point where you are visually and physically connected to Zura and Tenochca Hall’s building entries.
Delawie was the architect in charge of re-imagining the expansive new patio for the Grill at the Lodge at Torrey Pines. Following a $2.5 million renovation, The Grill debuts its reinvigorated patio expansion overlooking the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course, complete with five outdoor fire pit tables, an overhead wooden trellis, craftsman teak furniture that doubles the outside capacity and an alfresco lounge.
The project consisted of the expansion of The Grill, and complete interior and exterior renovation. New improvements feature an expanded kitchen area, new flooring and wall finishes, new HVAC system, as well as new high-end finishes throughout the restaurant. The exterior patio was completely reconstructed to include an expanded seating area with heavy timber trellises outfitted with heaters, light fixtures and fans, a 24-foot tall custom wood-burning clinker brick fireplace with built-in rotisserie oven and grill, clinker brick walls, and new hardscape throughout.
The main goal was to create a better dining experience with views of the golf course and the Pacific Ocean beyond. We needed to shelter guests from the wind and provide more heat, as it’s a cool space most of the time. The existing Torrey Pines provide shade on the west patio.
Our firm’s new San Diego office embodies the design principles we strive to achieve through our work, drawing from our experience in designing high-performance work spaces for corporate, higher education and life science clients.
We moved from our office in Little Italy, where we had been for fifteen years, to a highly visible site in the burgeoning Bay Park area. The site housed an existing early 1960’s one-story concrete block building and a 2-story wood-framed building added in 1985. Both structures were intentionally exposed, revealing and celebrating their unique histories, from 30-year-old steel beams and concrete blocks, to ceiling tresses and flawed industrial flooring.
There is no hierarchical design for the placement of personnel, instead, designers are grouped together based upon their current project teaming. Common areas are incorporated to encourage employees’ social pursuits, including a kitchen, a large open space for lunch seminars and firm-wide meetings, and a complete locker room with showers. An outdoor deck extends the work space environment outdoors and accommodates many a happy hour.
The office exhibits a variety of materials, furniture, finishes and details. The red color and pinwheel emblem in the firm’s logo is evident from the guest entry sequence to the lobby and the workstation dividers.
The building employs such green strategies as skylights, LED lighting, operable windows for natural ventilation, and drought tolerant landscape material. The project is seeking LEED Platinum certification, and the addition of a rooftop photovoltaic power station now offsets 60% of the building’s energy costs.
The proposed project consists of a new one-story, shell building designed to house a retail shopping center of approximately 10,500 SF. The shell consists of seven possible “future” tenant spaces.
The proposed site area of approximately 70,000 SF is located south of the existing newly expanded Gas Station Market. The proposed building will be connected to the Gas Station Market via a public plaza with landscaping, seating, and shade structures.
This parking structure is located adjacent to a residential area, and many considerations were made to minimize the impact of the structure to the residents, from the size of the structure, to the night lighting.
The structure consists of five levels with over 2,400 parking stalls. A pedestrian bridge is featured on the third floor with elevators and an exterior stairway. The design includes planters, trellises, photo-voltaics.
BioLegend envisioned a campus-like environment that would foster a sense of collaboration and dedication to the biotech company’s mission to enable Legendary Discovery. They also wanted to build a sense of community, with uniquely positioned indoor and outdoor amenities worthy of attracting and retaining the best talent.
The 8-acre campus design includes a complete overhaul of three out of four older buildings along Terman Court. One demolished building will be replaced by the main campus building with an iconic 70-foot tall atrium as its focal point. From the atrium, BioLegend employees access the upper floor labs, offices, break rooms and conference rooms. Delawie applied its understanding of the client’s process and workflow to form a building program that ultimately marries functional, flexible, and efficient lab space with inter-departmental collaboration. The placement of departments is deliberate and allows for productive workspaces –both creative office and private rooms for focused work.
A pedestrian bridge connects the atrium to the refurbished administrative and amenity building. The most sought after amenities, determined by their staff, will include a fitness center with locker rooms, a kitchen, wellness bar, yoga rooms, game room, and other amenity spaces that will encourage more collaboration and relaxation in between work week demands. The 250,000 square feet of outdoor amenities will be key to employee satisfaction, providing a place to relax or informally meet outside.
Forward thinking sustainable strategies will be introduced, including copious amounts of natural lighting through large windows and the atrium structure. An expansive green roof will visually mask the presence of a 500-person multi-purpose room built off of the main building.
A new seven-story, 700-space parking garage will be tucked behind the new main building. The garage will support an extensive photovoltaic system and will provide electric car charging stations.
The landscape architectural details, designed by Schmidt Design Group, include green roofs and drought-resistant, native species. The green roofs will filter and clean rainwater while insulating the roof from the sun’s heat. In addition, this campus will be stormwater-savvy by capturing and treating all on-site water.
The new campus will welcome BioLegend employees by the second quarter of 2019
Mission City Corporate Center is a new office building within a campus consisting of three existing office buildings and one parking structure. The new building is a steel-framed, three-story “warm” shell office building. The incorporation of new architectural elements such as ribbon glass at the third floor and vertical curtain walls were used to create a unique design while respecting the original design of the existing campus.
Slough Estates USA, Inc. commissioned Delawie to master-plan a six-building campus at the Torrey Pines Science Park in La Jolla, California. In collaboration with Design Architect Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership, the design challenge was to invent a new type of highly collaborative environment to house over 1,200 of Pfizer’s Research & Development Center employees. The exterior skin weaves metal panels, charcoal slate, and high performance glass into alternating patterns, providing continuity across buildings of varying geometries. While the buildings share many details, each has a unique signature element and individual identity.
The parking structure and police office projects are the first buildings constructed as part of Delawie’s Master Plan for the campus. The parking structure is located adjacent to a new campus entry drive, and will provide a new opportunity for structured student parking in addition to establishing a police presence at the main campus entrance. The top level of the parking structure incorporates a photovoltaic solar panel system, generating onsite renewable energy for the campus.
As a part of the new east entrance redevelopment at San Diego Mesa College, Delawie provided the design for a single-story police office facility. Built concurrently with the new parking structure, the police office facility is directly integrated into the parking structure and is located adjacent to the new east entrance parkway, establishing a security presence at a campus entrance.
The Allied Health Center at San Diego Mesa College includes a diverse collection of health science classrooms and laboratories. Serving as the gateway to the new east campus entrance, the state-of-the-art building redefines the existing campus architecture. The building’s multi-use program includes clinical labs for dental, radiology, health information sciences, physical therapy, and medical assisting. A major design element is a two-story glass-enclosed lobby space and main circulation stair, which features views down the “Grand Diagonal Paseo”.
The Mira Mesa High School Culinary Arts renovation project consists of tenant improvements for the school’s existing culinary arts facility. Delawie designed the improvements to the 7,400 GSF facility as part of SDUSD’s College, Career, and Technical Education program.
The facility consists of a culinary arts classroom, a food science lab, a nutrition classroom, and a hospitality room, all of which are supported by state-of-the-art kitchen equipment located in a new cook-line area, baking area, and ware washing area.
Support spaces include a dry storage room, a walk-in cooler and freezer, a back-of-house area for laundry and other services, an exterior service area including a new trash enclosure, and a new exterior culinary garden with a grille and seating area.
Improvements include new architectural wall, floor and ceiling finishes, new kitchen equipment, and new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and low voltage systems.
This research building for Gemini Science, Inc. was the first to be developed in the UCSD Science Research Park. Based on our prior success with them, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology retained Delawie to design the facility which included a biosafety level 3 suite, offices, and research laboratories. Following the guidelines of the research park, the design incorporated horizontal forms to reflect the geological strata found on the site. Vertical forms are used to contrast and accentuate the entry points. The plan is anchored by a three-level atrium, which links both the north and south entrances. Third floor balconies encourage the building’s users to interact with the outdoor space.
New addition and complete renovation to an existing Bio-Control laboratory facility on the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District campus, located in Indio, California. The project includes both BSL-2 and BSL-3 facilities, new glasswash, battery room, offices, electrical distribution to the west end of the campus, complete backup generation, access control, distributed centeral piped utilities, and new mechanical systems.
The University Office Center is a speculative office complex of three buildings totaling 282,000 SF located on leased land on the campus of California State University, Bakersfield. The University Board of Trustees
approved the proposed 12.5 acre site development in January 2015. Slated for LEED Silver, the build out will be phased. Site enhancements include a water feature, event lawn, recreation areas, bike storage, and covered parking.
The project consisted of the Master plan of a new corporate campus for Biosite Incorporated, a San Diego-based company that develops diagnostic products. The master plan comprises 800,000 square feet of new facilities in nine buildings, and a multi-level parking structure on a 32.6 acre site in San Diego, California. The project was designed in the Bauhaus style with tilt-up concrete construction proposed for the majority of the buildings on site. The site is organized around central courtyard spaces for employees to enjoy and use for various work related functions. The main building on the headquarters site was designed with a six story administrative tower connected to an adjacent Conference Center and amenities building. Utilizing a green roof with a central oculus opening and ground level gardens the two story Conference Center building was sustainably designed and introduced natural daylight into all of its function spaces. The main building was situated along the Grand Allee’ which bisected the project from East to West and connected the main parking areas to the center of the campus. The first Phase of the project was realized in 2005 with the completion of four of the nine buildings totaling 335,000 square feet.
The planning and architecture for this project was derived from discussions during the programming phase which led to two fundamental decisions that are the foundation of the design. First, the owner and architect admired the order, minimalist qualities, and artistic elements in Bauhaus and “de stijl” design styles. Secondly, the owner’s budget and schedule demanded efficient construction and economical materials. For these reasons tilt-up concrete construction was selected. A great variety of visual and tactile interest was achieved on horizontal and vertical planes by using similar organizational patterns while changing materials, colors, and scale. The patterns are expressed in the site organization, walkways, building footprints, bridges, elevations, interior wall detailing, interior finish floor materials and project signage.
The Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas has a richly storied past and is one of ClubCorp, Inc’s original and signature properties. Once a large cattle ranch, the founder of the Club developed it into one of the first planned communities for top executives of large corporations in the area. Delawie celebrated the past by incorporating design details reminiscent of the ranch in unexpected ways. The entry desk looks like a large old leather-wrapped trunk, and horse bridles with leather straps create a screen to separate the nearby lobby/bar.
Fire was the inspiration for this new Cabaret Bar. The main entry portal is illuminated with backlit glass composite panels and intermittent red plank lighting above. This entry splits the curving front bar in two, allowing for a grand entry. Once inside the space, one is surrounded by tufted, red patent leather booths with black crystal chandeliers suspended from the ceiling above. Black oak wood planking covers the floors and walls, and suspended above is a custom acoustic wood ceiling system of walnut panels. Contrasting white tabletops and chairs add spark to the dark wood plank floors. A raised stage is included with state-of-the-art audio-visual and lighting equipment. The space allows for approximately 150 guests and is set up to host small entertainment events.
The Gleneagles Country Club recalls the vintage golf clubs of days gone by, with large plaids, warm colors, and furnishings of comfortable elegance. A new 2,220-square-foot outdoor terrace was added to the Club, which includes space for dining, as well as two large fire pits to huddle around with friends as the sun sets over the golf course.
Jackson Rancheria Casino is an existing casino consisting of four buildings located approximately 65 miles east of Sacramento, California. The project involves a total redesign of the site, the building exterior and interior including 30,000 square feet of additional space in order to enhance the visitor’s experience. Major functions included in the tenant improvements were the entrance lobby, gaming, the High Limit Area and Poker Room. The design was carefully planned to allow phasing of the construction to occur without closing the facility.
The Courtyard Marriott is a 311 room hotel located in a historic Coconut Plantation. The project was divided into three phases: exterior improvements; public space renovations; and guest room improvements to create an updated appearance and to meet the expectations of today’s travelers. Extensive landscaping and a renovated porte cochere greet guests into a warm inviting atmosphere with rich references to historic Hawaii and the sound of the ocean. Organic patterns, warm colors, wood materials, and Hawaiian motifs reminiscent of lava flow and Waimea Canyon are layered into the design naturally. The final phase of the project, updating the rooms and corridors with new finishes, will provide a fresh experience to the entire hotel.
Designed specifically for the tribal members, the recreation center design goals include a strong youth program and facilities for the elderly. The 8-lane competition swimming pool with built-in spectator seating, wading pool and spa features a “beach entry” to provide easy access to the pool. Two exterior lounge areas with fireplaces encourage community interaction in a healthy environment. The building style features modern geometric forms of architectural precision block, plaster and glass that blend well with the surrounding area. Sustainable design aspects include solar hot water for the pools, room occupancy sensors, high efficiency glass with shading, and white reflective roofing. Designed as an essential services building, the Recreation Center will be able to house and protect the Tribe in time of need.
Located in the Seongnam area of Seoul South Korea, the Titleist Performance Center offers the discriminating golf consumer an unparalleled club fitting experience. The design is finished in classic black and white elements with accents of red, enhancing the Titleist brand. Upon entering one distinctly feels the allure of the back-lit boxes displaying product in a simple but elegant form. The central area houses the main display floor with products displayed as exhibits. Floating above is the Titleist logo mirrored, forming an abstract art form much like a cloud over a golf course. The Center has full club fitting capabilities from drivers, fairways, irons, wedge by Volke, and Scotty Cameron putters. This cutting-edge technology is paired with museum-like presentation of the History of Titleist Club and Ball production and the display of their full line of products including Footjoy, Volke, and Scotty Cameron products.
The Journey Clubhouse is a gateway to the golf course and the natural landscape that surrounds the site. Inspired by the jagged tops of the surrounding mountains, a distinctive architectural form was created with dynamic roof planes. Through fold-away glass doors, interior spaces reach out to the golf course, oak trees, and natural rock formations beyond. The building includes a lobby, administration, pro shop, and a restaurant on the first floor, with second floor offices, and basement level locker rooms, cart storage and maintenance. Golf course satellite buildings are nestled in the landscape and coordinated in form and materials, the satellite buildings compliment the clubhouse, creating a unified and holistic course facilities design.
Considered one of the preeminent icons of San Diego, the Hotel del Coronado is a distinctive and historical landmark on the shores of Coronado Island. The design for the additional guestrooms and 17,000 square foot ballroom was created to be complimentary to the original Queen Anne Victorian building while blending in with the entire property. It was a delicate balance between the existing historic fabric on the property and the desire for a modern five star hotel. Victorian design characteristics such as asymmetry, the use of towers for compositional balance, and steep pitched roofs were employed in the overall design. Details from the original hotel were simplified for use on the new structures.
LEGOLAND wanted to create a Lego-themed, family-oriented hotel located adjacent to the park’s main gate. The resulting 250-room, three-story hotel incorporates brightly colored Lego décor, a pool and lounge area, dining patio, event space, a buffet restaurant, and several unique play areas. The exterior is designed so the actual hotel itself appears to be brightly colored, oversized Lego pieces; complete with spires, cones, flags and cupolas. A special clock tower at the entry houses a large, smoke billowing dragon.
The space is home to the Qualcomm MEMS Technology (QMT) display division of Qualcomm. The company developed a nature-inspired display using biomimicry, the study of mimicking nature. The display technology is based on the reflective properties of Morpho butterflies. Design of the main circulation corridors and the collaborative areas was inspired by the division’s logo–a Morpho butterfly, and the butterfly reference was carried out to the display wall at the lobby which is used as an orientation point for visitors and customers. Unique collaborative spaces were designed to encourage interaction between the engineers to help foster the development process and the open exchange of ideas.
Qualcomm’s Building BA is a 10-story corporate Research & Development facility with a large percentage of open office area and multiple laboratory types. As part of an expanding corporate campus, BA is integrated into the site and designed around future building integration. The unique shape of BA allows for a large amount of natural daylight to be utilized in order to create a healthier and more sustainable working environment. Labs and other support areas with heavy mechanical and electrical loads are vertically organized to allow for the most efficient possible programming and equipment layouts. Aimed at achieving LEED Gold Certification, BA Tower’s many innovative design features parallel the forward thinking goals pioneered by Qualcomm.
Building WT is a 12-story corporate office building with research and development laboratories. The building is one of four buildings that were concurrently designed and constructed as part of a new corporate campus for Qualcomm. Labs in the campus are stacked through floors for efficient distribution of power/data, and compressed air. The labs are modular with zoning and expansion/division ability coordinated with building structure and infrastructure. Building WT received its LEED NC Gold Certification in March of 2007 – the first such certification in San Diego County.
Situated within the corporate headquarters, the Building N Auditorium is a 534-seat multipurpose auditorium with symphony quality acoustics that supports a full 38-piece orchestra. The three main functions of the auditorium are engineering lectures, digital cinema, and symphony/chamber music. The facility incorporates variable acoustics with flown reflectors, movable shell towers, operable acoustic draperies, and carefully shaped wall and ceiling surfaces to accommodate the various acoustical and functional uses of the space. Three levels of seating in sloped and tiered configurations are used to achieve excellent sight lines and acoustics for the entire audience.
Located in Qualcomm’s Corporate Headquarters Building, this museum was created to showcase and celebrate the company’s first 25 years. The highly interactive space chronicles the company’s journey from a local start-up company to the wireless technology giant that it is today. The theme of the museum is “What If?” and includes exhibits of early CDMA wireless technology products, as well as glimpses into what the future may hold for the wireless world. The museum was a collaborative effort between Delawie and Baker Brand Communications, who designed the visuals of the museum. The space holds years of technological advancements presented in an clean intuitive way. The sections were divided by the themes of past, present and future – displaying brick sized phones, large paneled touch screens, and an augmented reality station where you can play a futuristic version Rock’em Sock’em Robots.
Located at corporate headquarters, the demonstration room was created to show off the capabilities of Qualcomm’s™ state-of-the-art Snapdragon™ micro-processing chipset. The highly branded project incorporates multiple integrated video displays, an 8.1 audio system, and automated lighting setting for pre-set demonstrations.
This project consolidates two adjacent facilities housing multiple ORACLE business units into one of the existing buildings (from 100,000 SF to 60,000 SF). As a part of our services, Delawie assisted ORACLE in performing test-fitting of the consolidated operations with consideration for maintaining service of critical infrastructure and a phased improvement plan to allow continued occupancy throughout construction. The renovation has a vibrant contemporary aesthetic and includes open and private office areas, conferencing centers, and laboratory spaces.
Designed as the centerpiece to the main corporate campus, Building N Corporate Headquarters is a new 10-story office building. The west wing of the top floor was designed as the new corporate home for the Qualcomm executive team. With views of the surrounding city and ocean, the executive offices line the curved exterior west wall, each with access to private balconies. The remainder of the floor includes glass-lined offices for the executive assistants and support spaces including a heliport above to facilitate the executive personnel transport. The interior design blends rich woods and natural stone with refined materials and glass to create timeless yet comfortable spaces.
The Modern Honolulu, formerly the Waikiki Edition located at the southwest end of Waikiki, was a complete renovation of over 140,000 square feet of public space. Delawie as Architect of Record in collaboration with Yabu Pushelberg renovated over 17,000-square-feet of ballroom, pre-function, meeting rooms and an ocean view hospitality suite with a 2,000-square-foot lanai.
The exterior façade, lobby and reception area, lobby level bar, and entry porte-cochère were completely remodeled to set a chic arrival tone for this boutique hotel. Additionally, a separate nightclub and 250-seat restaurant for Iron-Chef Morimoto attracts people from all of Honolulu. Two separate outdoor two-level decks with pools provide lounging and seating for over 300 guests, including a pool bar on each level. The lower 13,000 square-foot pool deck offers shade trees and chaise seating and the upper VIP pool deck functions as a wading lagoon, complete with palm trees and sandy beach areas.
The Island Club started out as officer’s quarters and over the years has grown into a 33,256 SF catering and event facility. The intent of the renovation is to reestablish the facility as the destination choice when looking for a military venue for functions and activities in San Diego County, such as weddings and receptions.
A cultural icon in New York, this is the first Angelika Film Center on the West Coast. Each of the 12 state-of-the-art auditoriums features luxurious recliner stadium seating, wall-to-wall screens and the latest in digital cinema technology. The art-house theme showcases a dramatic crystal chandelier-lit lobby, vibrant mezzanine lounge, and a casual outdoor dining patio. Accented with colorful movie posters, photographs and artist murals the central snack bar offers craft beverages and gourmet bites for film-goers and corporate or private events. Completed in association with Fred Dagdagan Design.
With staggering views of the Atlantic and city skyline, Tower Club is a 10,000 SF private business club located on the 28th floor of a high rise in downtown Fort Lauderdale, FL. The scope of the renovation at Tower Club included creating a new private upscale dining area, a new lounge and a new bar, new finishes for the existing boardroom and the existing ballroom space. Design inspiration came from Fort Lauderdale’s yacht culture, the shipping industry and trade routes. The design has a mid-century modern vibe to create a timeless space.
City Club Los Angles responds to the new executive who wears casual chic, is tech savvy, and wants a space with creativity not just luxury. To also appeal to the established members of the 25-year old Club, the design references the history of the Flower, Garment, Theatre and Financial districts of its’ location in downtown Los Angeles.
The 27,000 square foot venue is perched upon the top floor of a 51-story tower in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Its new style, technology, amenities and unique design take advantage of the amazing views of Hollywood, West LA, and the Pacific Ocean. Amenities include an elegant lobby, bar and private dining rooms, technology-equipped conference, meeting and board rooms, and a screening room that will accommodate 3D presentations or hosting movie preview nights. The Club also offers an expandable private event space accommodating 300 seated guests. Weddings, conferences, large events and civic gatherings can take advantage of the breathtaking views and first-class design this Club has to offer.
The Snow King Resort captures an architecture with strong expressive forms constructed with heavy wood timbers and clad with weathered cedar siding. The common thread throughout the renovation was a gesture to the ‘Tip of the Hat’ western hospitality found in the town of Jackson.
A cowboy industrial vocabulary was introduced with blackened mill steel, hammered leather, and equine-inspired upholstery. The lobby was enhanced to make your arrival more comfortable and welcoming. In the new bar and restaurant area, walls were removed to invite the mountain views in and a new exterior viewing deck was added. The deck provides patrons with a place to unwind after a full day of being outdoors. Restored and refreshed, the Snow King Resort proudly shares its partnership with the town of Jackson as the largest hotel in town with over 10,000-square-feet of meeting space.
Stewart Dining Commons is located in the core of the historic Muir College at UCSD. The commons was designed in the Mid-century Modernist style in 1968. The challenge was the complete renovation of this two story project into a contemporary dining facility while respecting the architecture and heritage of Muir College. The design draws on many elements of the 1960’s while creating a visually vibrant experience including bringing more natural daylight into the space. Graphics oriented to nature and John Muir was employed to enhance the experience.
The Muir College Tamarack Apartments presented the opportunity to complete the final phase of housing for this historic site on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. The cluster of academic, housing, and dining buildings have received acclaim and awards for design excellence since their construction in 1968-1972. Our design for Muir Apartments recognized the importance of a design that paid homage to the existing architecture while responding to a new century of students. The nine-story design captures many of the design features of the original apartments. Unique to this project is the first level common areas placing the apartment suites above the first level and away from traffic, creating a secure environment. The architectural concrete is exposed in many rooms and areas throughout providing opportunities to experience the architecture.
The Manchester Library and Learning Center is a three-level building, two levels above-grade and a single level below grade, totaling approximately 22,000 square feet. The project is designed in style and detailing complimentary to the historical Irving Gill architecture, complementing the School’s existing buildings, some of which have historical designations. The atrium-like design reveals its large arched windows and red oak ceiling. The state-of-the-art structure is equipped with digital whiteboards, new computers and 27,000 books. The use of natural light is one of the building’s most sustainable features. The upper level incorporates a flexible learning center space that accommodates a variety of academic support services including tutoring, group study areas, a classroom and testing rooms.
San Diego Mesa College School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, completed in 2013, is a four story complex that boasts interdisciplinary learning environments that dissolve boundaries among disciplines and promote serendipitous learning. Delawie designed the educational spaces for students pursuing degree and certificate programs in Biology, Chemistry, Physical Sciences and Mathematics. The building consists of instructional classrooms; computer classrooms; teaching laboratory classrooms; and faculty, staff, and administrative support space. In addition to cutting-edge technology throughout, the complex includes numerous study spaces. Small group areas were designed to feature glass walls where formulas are often drawn for interactive study. Specialty spaces include a greenhouse and astronomy observation center. The exterior courtyard space was designed to be used for instruction in biology and the physical sciences. A constrained site required a multi-story building to fit all programmed space into a single building. The central lobby is the activity hub, connecting the lab wing of the building with the faculty and general classroom wing. The building is essentially “pulled apart” to create a distinction between the main building functions. This gesture allowed for increased natural light to penetrate into all of the classroom and lab spaces. The thrust boxes at the two main entries reinforce this “pulling apart” design concept.
This project consists of the redevelopment of a large existing parking lot on the Palomar Community College campus. In addition to a new parking structure and campus police offices facility, the project includes the realignment of the college’s main loop road, realignment of site utilities and surface parking areas to accommodate the new buildings, new landscaping and irrigation, new site lighting, and new site amenities such as site furnishings, bicycle parking and pedestrian walkway areas. The project will have a net increase of approximately 831 parking spaces for the campus and will provide a prominent new location for the college police facility.
The new parking structure will consist of a 5 level, 500,000 GSF cast-in-place concrete building to accommodate 1,616 parking spaces. The building will utilize entry/exit locations on three different levels and a high-efficiency internal ramping system for optimal vehicle circulation. The building will have architecturally enhanced exterior elevations using a metal panel screening system, and enhanced elevator and stair vertical circulation elements articulated with glazing, aluminum panels, and face brick to compliment the adjacent campus buildings. The top level of the building will support a photovoltaic system for sustainable power generation.
The new police offices facility will consist of a single level, 7,645 GSF building to house the public safety functions for the campus. The building will include a new lobby and reception area, briefing and training rooms, police dispatch and emergency control center, interior offices and conference rooms, suspect intake and processing areas, locker rooms and restrooms, spaces for information technology infrastructure, and support spaces for the building’s mechanical and electrical systems. The building will be located directly adjacent to the new parking structure and will connect to a dedicated police parking area. The exterior of the building will utilize aluminum panels and face brick to compliment the parking structure and other adjacent campus buildings. The building will have a number of sustainable and energy efficiency features, and it is targeted for a LEED Silver rating.
Program: Parking garage, administrative and support facilities, offices, conference rooms, lobby, break room, emergency services, technology infrastructure
This project includes tenant improvements for an independent study charter school program. Delawie worked closely with the school district and the charter school tenant to design an innovative approach to classrooms and lab spaces within an existing three story building. Site improvements include new accessible parking areas, new landscape planting areas, and new hardscape areas. Due to occupancy changes within the building, the site will receive soil mitigation measures and the building will receive a seismic upgrade and enhanced fire protection measures.
Delawie designed the interiors of this essential services facility, with the architecture designed by Jeff Katz Architecture. The Sheriff Station for the Rancho San Diego area combines separate adult and juvenile processing areas, temporary detention cells, administrative and support facilities, investigative offices, and interview and conference rooms to support over 100 staff and volunteers.
This project consists of three new buildings on separate sites but in close proximity: Range Support Facility, Martial Arts Training Facility, and Storage Air Ground Organic Unit Warehouse Facility. Site design included anti-terrorist protection setbacks or blast-resistant walls. The project scope included demolition of three existing buildings.
Delawie’s scope involved the interior design of a new Applied Instruction Facility for the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona. Project architecture was developed by Jeff Katz Architecture. The 48,000 square foot facility includes classrooms and a 200 seat Auditorium. Also included were instructor offices for the full time staff of 150 people. The facility includes a variety of secure data systems within the classroom and Auditorium spaces, as well as full audio-visual design. The design was developed in a manner to allow construction activities to proceed adjacent to the existing, operational facility, without effecting on-going operations.
Delawie provided the Interior Design, furniture selection and management services for a single-story expansion of the Child Development Center at Naval Air Station, Lemoore, CA. Designed for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years, it is a nurturing environment with safety and welfare of utmost importance. Age appropriate areas were created to attend to the daily needs for eating, sleeping, play and learning. The expansion has now added classrooms for infants and toddlers, significantly reducing the waiting list for families at NAS Lemoore. The design of the facility has had a tremendous positive impact on quality of life for Sailors.
This project provides a new swim tank, uncertified 50 meters x 25 meters wide, to support Basic Warrior Training. The facility is a high bay one-story structural steel frame on reinforced concrete grade beams reinforced concrete floors, corrugated steel suspended decks with concrete fill, mission tile and steel stud infill wall framing as per BEAP. Space includes pool toilets, shower facilities, administrative support, classrooms, storage and mechanical rooms. Special construction features include seismic design, concrete piles, sound attenuation and air conditioned office spaces and classrooms.
The cogeneration plant is housed in a new single-story, high bay facility that includes turbines, boilers, chillers and control room. Supporting facilities include a fuel farm with above-ground storage tanks complete with LPG fuel used as a backup fuel source.
Libraries have taken on a new role as dynamic, cultural and social hubs for their respective communities. Where books were once the focus, libraries have repositioned themselves as multifunctional destinations—a central space to connect with others and with state-of-the-art multimedia and technology. The Imperial Beach Library is no exception.
Delawie designed the interior of the new, 14,830 square-foot Imperial Beach Library that serves a diverse population of 27,000 residents living in the small beach-oriented community often referred to as the “Most Southwesterly City in the U.S” due to its proximity to Tijuana, Mexico. It stands adjacent to the Imperial Beach Senior Center, Mar Vista Community Center, and Veteran’s Park. The new facility replaced the nearly 50-year-old, 5,100 square-foot county-owned building that the library operated out of since 1966.
The library’s interior incorporates natural motifs into the scheme and custom wayfinding devices that allow patrons to naturally flow through the series of spaces defined through the use of colorful wood-like tiles and integral colored stucco. A custom carpet design simulates a bird’s eye view of the native beachscape as it transitions from brown hues of sand, white hues of wave break, and deep blue hues of the depths beyond.
Custom seating throughout offers a blend of residential comfort with commercial durability and true functionality—rolling armchairs are equipped with built-in charging stations and materiality that matches the specific study space. A predominant interior design feature, a replica Woody station wagon placed in the Children’s Area, pays homage to the local surf community, where residents truly appreciate Mother Ocean and get out there to enjoy it. There are also custom surfboard-shaped computer stations and a large color print of the iconic Imperial Beach Pier.
Natural light is paramount, filtering through the main circulation space and into the fun and inquisitive Children’s Area with built-in reading nooks and interactive, social play areas. The expanded facility also features a greatly enhanced materials collection, a Teen Room with dedicated study areas for controlled and introspective study, a large community room for events and meetings, wireless internet, a computer lab, and automated book check-in and check-out.
The building is a touchstone of sustainable design practices, certified by the USGBC at the LEED Gold Level and designed as a Zero Net Energy building. The array of rooftop solar panels, an 88kW photovoltaic system, assists in generating renewable energy equal to the building’s power consumption.
The Delawie-designed interiors were developed in association with Jeff Katz Architects, domus architecture and TB Penick.
NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center includes 125,000 square feet of office and laboratory space for 275 scientists and a unique, multistory, 500,000-gallon Ocean Technology Development Test Tank. Located on a spectacular site in La Jolla, California, the project demanded a design that would take advantage of the natural characteristics of the site, the views, and the local climate. The site, a steep hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, presented a unique design opportunity to balance sensitivity to the natural landscape with the requirements of a science facility. Delawie, as Associate Architects in collaboration with Gould Evans Architects, created a high-tech marine research center over basement parking and support spaces. Key project goals included protecting public views, successful integration with the steep, wooded hillside, supporting sustainability principles and creating thoughtful, visually exciting architecture.
The SDSU Recreation Field is available for daily drop-in play and hosts recreational sports and fitness activities, including intramural sports leagues, sport clubs and fitness classes. The project, which was funded by Associated Students, was completed in August 2016.
The Recreation Sports Field site was designed and built on the former Lot W parking lot at San Diego State University. Throughout the design phase, extensive geotechnical investigations were conducted to determine there was up to 50 feet of undocumented fill in some locations of the site. Settlement of the parking lot was evident and bound to continue due to the soil conditions. Unique sub-grade waterproofing details were developed and coordinated between the artificial turf installer, civil engineer, and landscape architect. The design team was able to develop a plan for capturing and diverting rain water from the playing field and landscape beds preventing infiltration into the undocumented fill.
For this project, a regular meeting schedule among the design team, contractor, client, and construction administrator was developed and allowed for open and transparent discussion of the design coordination and review. All parties were able to provide input throughout the entire design process, enabling regular milestone review to be expedited. Major product vendors were identified early and were brought in to consult on the design of certain project systems (sports field lighting and synthetic turf vendors). By engaging with companies who were both manufacturers and installers, this reduced the risk of constructability issues in the field.
This new field features state-of-the art turf and lighting systems. The latest in AstroTurf technology offers excellent shock reduction, lowered temperatures and requires no water, which saves an estimated one million gallons of water per year. The LED lighting is high efficiency, low power and minimizes light spill into the surrounding areas. The lighting used on the Recreation Field also uses 60 percent less energy than traditional Metal Halide field lighting, according to Glen Brandenburg, Associate Students facilities and sustainability director.
The Island Club began as an officer’s quarters and over the years has grown into a large catering facility. The intent of the proposed renovation is to re-establish this facility as the destination of choice when looking for a military venue for functions and activities.