Hard-Hat Tour: The Orchards
Saturday, November 5, 2016
$5 Members / $10 Nonmembers
Location: 2800 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek
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1.5 CES LUs
The Orchards is a neighborhood retail center located on a 25-acre site in Walnut Creek. Two hundred thousand square feet of retail and restaurants are interspersed among mature oak and black walnut trees in a park-like setting. The “modern agrarian”-styled center includes a fitness club, several restaurants, 7 acres of new community-oriented open space, parkland, gathering spaces and children’s play areas.
Additionally, 20% of the site will be developed into senior housing to serve the aging population of the city. The 200-unit project, which Lowney Architecture is co-designing with HKIT, features a pool, fitness/spa room, offices, kitchen and dining room and a memory care center.
Eric Price, senior project manager and Doug Schneider, senior project designer, will be leading the tour.
After completing this program, attendees will…
- Learn the components of three different types of projects: retail facilities, housing and open space.
- Be able to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities in master-planning a 25-acre site.
- Gain an understanding of the design team and project team coordination needed for a project of this scale.
- Learn at least three strategies for reducing the environmental impacts in areas including landscape approach, parking and traffic approach and systems.