Pacific Highlands Ranch Recreation Center, Carmel Valley

The Pacific Highlands Ranch Recreation Center is part of a larger community project that includes a large park with playground, adventure play garden, tennis and basketball courts as well as a skate park. The park is connected to a village center with retail, housing and a library.

The Recreation Center was designed as a facility that encourages physical activity for all ages and is housed in multiple buildings adjacent to a large courtyard. The program includes administration offices and a gymnasium with natural daylighting and operable ventilation, as well as an activity room, dance/multi-purpose room and indoor /outdoor reception lobby that all open onto the courtyard.

The buildings are designated in response to the park open spaces, by arranging interior programs along a long pedestrian promenade linked to the village center. Interior spaces are provided with balanced natural light and access to adjoining outdoor spaces. Building materials relate to the existing village center while building forms express themselves in an open playful gesture to the park.

The Recreation Center is a wonderful amenity to the Pacific Highlands Ranch Community offering residents young and old a space to congregate, connect and create shared experiences.

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    13480 Highlands Pl, San Diego, CA 92130

    Project Owner/Developer:

    Owner: City of San Diego, Developer: Pardee Homes

    Project Architect/Designer:

    Park Project Designer: Schmidt Design Group, Building Designer: ARCHITECTS hanna gabriel wells

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