AIA LA is Offering a Tour of WeHo Park Aquatic and Recreation Center

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AIA Los Angeles is offering a chance to get a sneak peek of West Hollywood Park with a special tour of the Aquatic and Recreation Center. AIA LA’s Arch Tour Fest is taking place on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The tour is available for members but is also open to the public. This is an in-person tour. The cost is $30 for members and $45 for non-members.

The WeHo 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.

Learning Objectives:
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.

The Tour will be lead by Rick D’Amato, FAIA, Design Director, LPA, Inc, an award-winning architect and AIA Fellow and 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.

The mission of AIA Los Angeles is to give the power of design and architecture to every corner of Los Angeles. their vision is a city that flourishes from thoughtfully designed buildings and the spaces in between. With over 2000 Architect members, and 4300 members total, the AIA|LA is one of the three largest chapters of the AIA. Their membership includes: architects, design professionals, and students actively engaged in the profession, as well as individuals in allied fields that facilitate advances or services in the built environment. Members work at diverse companies representing a broad range of professional practices.

If you are an Angeleno who seeks to learn more about design and designers, they invite you to join one of their many tours, conferences, and panel discussions they host which are open to the public.

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Scott
Scott
16 days ago

We have to pay for a tour? Just open the damn park already so the public can view and enjoy. Sheesh!

JF1
JF1
15 days ago
Reply to  Scott

Yep. Taxpayers paid for it why would we have to pay for a tour? And it’s not an inexpensive tour considering it’s just a tour of a recreational center within a park.