As the first privately funded park within the residential portion of the rehabilitated 3,700-acre former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, Pavilion Park needed to be a special gathering space that would attract homebuyers and encourage interaction among residents. The top challenge was putting $11 million worth of work into the ground in 11 weeks, which equated to $1 million worth of completed work per week. Utilizing design-build methodology allowed the team to meet the aggressive 11-week schedule $100,000 under budget while delivering an unparalleled amenity for the community. As a result, the progressive landscape design for the park influences the landscape palette and approach throughout the rest of the master planned community and surrounding Orange County neighborhoods.
Owner: FivePoint Communities
Design-Builder, General Contractor, Construction Manager, Superintendent and Estimator: ValleyCrest Landscape Companies
Architects: Craig Gambill Architect and SB Architects
Engineers: Hunsaker and Associates and Dale Christian/Structural Engineer, Inc.
Specialty Contractors: DW Consultants and Slater Builders Inc.
Specialty Consultants: J&M Concrete Contractors and ENGEO