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State Route 75 Median Beautification Project

Date of Completion: February 2001

Medium: Formed concrete and 20 mm glass mosaics

Dimensions: 4’ X 12’ X 120’

Location: State Route 75, between 7th and Delaware Street, Imperial Beach, CA

Commissioning Agency: City of Imperial Beach, CA

Project Description: Sited in the highway median, the public art component for the Beautification Project is composed of eleven 10" wide glass mosaic wave-forms arranged in two groups creating a gateway to a beach city.

Design Team: Wimmer Yamada and Caughey, Landscape Architects

 

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Silver Strand Beautification Project - Least Tern Wing Pier

Date of Completion: September 1999

Medium: Ipe decking, concrete and copper tubing

Location: State Highway 75, Coronado, CA

Commissioning Agency: City of Coronado, CA

Project Description: The enhancement of a 1.4-mile section of State Highway 75 features a least tern wing pier that provides a vantage point from which to observe the nearby least tern preserve.  Anecdotes about this endangered bird are engraved into the pier’s copper railing.

Design Team: Schmidt Design, Landscape Architects         

Awards: 1999 Honor Award - American Society of Landscape Architects, San Diego Chapter

2000 Orchid Award for Landscape Architecture / Environmental Solutions

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Rancho Bernardo Bus Rapid Transit Center - Retaining Wall

Date of Completion: 2009

Medium: Troweled shotcrete

Dimensions: 27’ X 434’ X 3”

Location: Rancho Bernardo Bus Rapid Transit Station, Rancho Bernardo, CA

Commissioning Agency: San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

Project Description: Inspired by Mr. Toad’s wild ride in Walt Disney’s animated adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s book “The Wind in the Willows”, swirling depictions of leaves blowing in the wind are recessed into monumental concrete retaining walls.

Award: 2010 Project of the Year, American Public Works Association San Diego Imperial Counties Chapter