Creating a Groundbreaking Community

A revolutionary community hub was constructed using landscape design, development, and maintenance that center around sustainability and beauty

THE CHALLENGE

Start-to-Finish in 11 weeks for $11-Million Community Hub Project

When FivePoint Communities created Pavilion Park, a 726-home development on the 3700-acre, former El Toro Marine Corps Station in Irvine, Calif., they wanted it to be revolutionary in terms of design and sustainability. They also wanted a community hub which reflected these qualities, attracted homebuyers, and served as a gathering point for residents of all ages - and they wanted it done in just 11 weeks.

 

THE SOLUTION

Design-Build Capabilities and Seamless Collaboration

FivePoint chose us to get the job done. They knew they needed an integrated team - one that had the experience, network, and resources to achieve a flawless design and build of this pivotal project for their community with an aggressive timeline.

As the design/build contractor, we selected all subcontractors, sub consultants, and vendors and managed the broader design team. The scope of the work was daunting, including buildings, hardscape/landscape design and installation, masonry, rough grading, electrical, and irrigation. What's more, our team needed to preserve 40 heritage trees, worth $20,000 each, by moving and replanting them after construction.

Collaboration, coordination, and hard work were required throughout the 11-week period: 19 coordinated tradesmen worked 12-hour days, seven days a week. Daily on-site reviews by our experts, representatives from the city, and the client ensured that timelines, quality standards, building restrictions, water requirements, and project objectives were met.

 

THE OUTCOME

A Community Hub that Drives Revenue and Breaks Norms

Together, our team accomplished the project on time and $100,000 under-budget. In addition, the community hub of Pavilion Park breaks from the norm. Instead of the traditional clubhouse-centered model, Pavilion Park's community hub features attractive and innovative gathering places, such as a greenhouse with organic edibles, an outdoor kitchen, a bike barn, a pool area, a community pavilion, and 12 social-function spaces which offer privacy, yet link to other outdoor spaces to create social energy.

Rather than limiting the children's area to a fenced-in playground, play structures are sprinkled throughout the site to encourage exploration and surprise. Throughout the property, sustainably-designed landscapes incorporate low-water native plants that support wildlife and connect residents to the natural habitat.

The park has proven to be a valuable contribution to the community, not only as a resource for all the residents, but also as a draw for prospective homebuyers. Greener than most planned communities, Pavilion Park now has another boasting point - its community hub is among the most innovative, sustainable, and attractive in the country.

Inspiring Designs. Exceptional Execution.

For all projects, feel confident that our talented design team and collaborative process will bring solutions and ideas that are grounded in construction and maintenance realities.