The Facts

Location: Santa Monica, CA, USA
Size: 18 Acres
Partners: KMD Architects, Balfour Beatty
Client: LA County Public Works
Budget: N/A
Completed: 2014

About the Project

landLAB teamed with KMD Architects and Balfour Beatty Construction on the Camp Vernon Kilpatrick Replacement Design build Competition.  Integrating the facility into the existing native hillside was one of the many design challenges this unique project and program presented.  The initial landscape concept drew inspiration from the site’s natural surroundings and a prerequisite to create a restorative environment.  The overall landscape design stems from the necessity and the desire to create a sustainable campus. By using sustainable principles as a guide, everything in the landscape has dual purpose.   A large perimeter of native shrubs and trees screens the facility while also providing a beneficial natural wildlife corridor. Special vocational features include creating raised vegetable beds or other growing facilities for on-site vegetable and herb production, plant reproduction and site landscape restoration. The Design for Camp Kilpatrick will become the new paradigm for youth correctional facilities.

Proposed Site Plan

Architectural Plan

Hardscape Plan

Site Tree Plan