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  Castaic Sports Complex, Page 41Castaic Sports Complex
Kennard Design Group 
3600 Wilshire Boulevard, #1820, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Castaic, California
Total Square Feet: 14,500
Construction Period: Oct 1998 to Feb 2000

Construction Team
General Contractor: Hamilton Construction Co. - 21601 Vanowen St., #103, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Structural Engineer: John A. Martin & Assoc., Inc. - 1212 South Flower St., 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: William J. Yang & Associates - 847 North Hollywood Way, #100, Burbank, CA 91505
Landscape Architect: Donald Jung Associates - 830 South Glendale Ave., Glendale, CA 91205
Cost Estimator: Davis Langdon Adamson - 301 Arizona Ave., #400, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Castaic is located in a mostly underdeveloped portion of the County of Los Angeles. Historically the area has been agricultural, but in recent years industrial parks and residential housing developments have been built. To serve the needs of the growing number of local residents, the County Department of Parks and Recreation commissioned the construction of a new sports complex. Not only does the new facility serve the recreational needs of families in the area, but it provides the only public meeting rooms in this part of the county. It is also used by the residents of the nearby City of Santa Clarita.

The site is located with scenic views toward Castaic Lake and surrounding rolling hillsides. It is bounded by an interstate highway which is a main north-south connector from Southern to Northern California. There are no non-recreational structures within view of the site. In previous years, three ball fields, ball field lighting and parking were built adjacent to the site. The fields are regularly used by adult and youth T-ball, softball and baseball teams.

The design solution features a symmetrical design with the gymnasium on the north facing side and community rooms on the south side. Three dormer windows in the gymnasium maximize natural light into the space, while angled overhangs shade floor to ceiling windows on the south and east sides of the building. The curved metal copper-colored roof and bright colors on the facade increase the visibility of the structure from the interstate highway.

The sports complex includes a gymnasium, community room, kitchen, locker rooms/showers, restrooms and lobby. The outdoor sports facility includes a multipurpose court, with lighting for basketball or volleyball and a jogging/12 station par course. Site improvements include separate play areas for toddlers and children, picnic areas with surrounding landscaping, pathways, security lighting and parking.

Exterior Walls - Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: United States Aluminum.
Floors - Action Floors.
Interior Walls - Ceiling Tile: Armstrong, USG Interiors; Ceiling Grid: Armstrong; Perforated Metal: Alpro Acoustics.

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