El Segundo, CA
West Basin Municipal Water District
9,100 sq. ft.
The driving design theme behind the renovation of the West Basin Municipal Water District’s Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility and Visitor Center (“ECLWRF”) was “education.” The goal was to create a Visitor Center that educates the general public on the Water District’s dynamic and vital role in the water cycle. The newly designed visitor center features an enlarged and remodeled public lobby space and a newly constructed conferencing center where interpretative exhibits and multimedia presentations educate visitors on the five “designer waters” the facility produces. The project also includes reconfiguration of the existing large conference room; construction of new large divisible meeting/conference room, enlarged public restrooms and outdoor seating areas, an expanded parking lot with electric vehicle charging stations, indigenous landscaping, and a full HVAC replacement.