An important goal for the City of Newport Beach is to offer a comprehensive provision of services for all segments of its residents. Like many cities, Newport Beach has a growing senior population with unique needs. In 2007, the City, along with R/Hdo, began the process of developing a facility in the heart of Corona Del Mar, a community within Newport Beach.
Oasis Senior Center features classrooms, multi-purpose rooms, community gardens, and a kitchen and auditorium, which all surround a quiet courtyard designed to accommodate gatherings of various sizes. Landscape practices that contributed to the Gold LEED rating included the use of drip irrigation, low albedo paving, and extensive low water use plantings. Images 2 and 3 by RMA Architectural Photography, Tustin, California.
Images 2 and 3: RMA Architectural Photography, Tustin CA
Location: Newport Beach
Role: Landscape Architect
Architect: Robert Coffee Architects
Owner: City of Newport Beach
Date of Completion: October 2010