LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On October 3rd, the City of Lake Forest received the Parks and Recreation Project of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Section of the ASCE (Associated Society for Civil Engineers) for the Lake Forest Sports Park Complex in Lake Forest, California. “We would like to congratulate the City of Lake Forest on its tenacity and foresight on one of the most important community projects in Orange County. It was a privilege to serve as construction manager on the largest sports park in Orange County,” said Roger Torriero, CEO of Griffin Structures.
Included within the 86-acre area, designed by RJM Design Group, this state-of-the-art sports park also includes a 25,600-square-foot recreation center designed by Robert Coffee & Associates in the center of the site. The building is sited on a plateau overlooking the "park commons" and includes recreation office space, a double gymnasium with a 2-over-1 basketball court configuration, activity and dance rooms, a teen center, a computer and homework center, and two meeting rooms, as well as a teaching kitchen and restrooms.
The recreation center is designed to capture the pastoral lineage of Lake Forest, integrating heavy timber porches, plaster walls and stacked stone pillars. The building profile is defined by a broad sloping roof gesturing toward Saddleback Peak in the distance, and uses the materials and forms found in many of the vernacular ranch buildings of the foothill area of the Saddleback Valley. All rooms are oriented to the distant views to the south and the west and have large porches leading out to the shaded activity areas surrounding the building.
About the Construction Manager
Griffin Structures is an innovative, award-winning program and construction management organization providing strategic project delivery solutions to its public, non-profit, and private sector clients. Griffin specializes in program and construction management, as well as strategic services such as needs assessment, and has the ability to structure public-private partnerships. Griffin delivered this important community asset on schedule and under budget.