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The studio explored a new Marine Safety Facility in San Clemente, California, where clear evidence of rising sea levels was already compromising an existing facility. The studio interacted with the Marine Safety Chief and city officials to develop a series of design alternatives for a new 6,000 SF waterfront marine safety and police headquarter just north of the San Clemente pier.

We contemplate structures sited on the front lie of weather change and rising sea level, however the project unique location adjacent to the Amtrak and Metrolink train station, municipal pier, the location of the California waterman competition, and several summer festival provided the greater inspiration. In the curriculum sequence, the studio demands a comprehensive design solution that addresses the project site, along with architectural, structural, mechanical and operational requirements, We worked individually to develop a solution, all of which were presented to city officials.

from CPP arc 506


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