La Jolla Children's Pool Lifeguard Station
San Diego, CA
Award: Project of the Year, American Public Works Association
VDLA served as the landscape architect sub-consultant for the La Jolla Children's Pool Lifeguard Station. VDLA collaborated with the project architect to design site hardscape and circulation, as well as site furnishings. Hardscape finishes included local materials such as stone cobble veneer on site walls and planter walls, and sea shells embedded into the paving to reflect the theme established along the adjacent seaside walkways. Landscape design focused on durable salt-spray tolerant plant species with protection from pedestrians in curbed or raised planters. Point-to-point subsurface irrigation was utilized for water savings, efficiency and protection from vandalism and harsh oceanfront conditions.