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Agua Hedionda Learning Center Landscape Master Plan

The mission of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF) is to preserve, restore and enhance the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and its wildlife, marsh, wetlands and watershed areas. The Foundation was established in 1990, and moved to a 3,800 sf building at it’s present Carlsbad location in 2004. Community outreach operations started in 2005. The foundation serves as an advocate for the lagoon and balances the need for preservation with an educational focus based on public access, trails and recreational and educational opportunities by hosting numerous festivals, lectures, seminars and programs throughout the year. KTU+A prepared a Master Plan for the AHLF utilizing a process of analysis, research, and charrette workshops before developing final master plan recommendations. Aspects of the work included researching existing utilities, visual resources, documents, guidelines, and easements. In addition, KTU+A worked closely with the foundation to understand their programmatic needs for their Academy for Environmental Stewardship, budgetary requirements, and grant funding. A series of charrette workshops were held to explore site alternatives, open spaces, public areas, external circulation (pedestrian and vehicular), overflow parking, potential amphitheater location, exterior storage, covered outdoor classroom, and trail connections. Cost estimates were the prepared for the alternatives. A final master plan was prepared to support the preferred site development plan, budgets, phasing, and future implementation.


Client: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Completed: 2010
Services: Planning, Landscape Architecture
Key Personnel: Michael Singleton

Human Activities: Live, Learn, Conserve
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