The Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center was awarded ASCE-OC’s 2018 Architectural Engineering Project of the Year. The bayfront LEED Silver certified Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center, designed by Bundy-Finkel Architects, is on the leading edge of recreation and sustainability. Fuscoe Engineering provided civil design for the project, which is located on a tight infill space within Marina Park, a unique public marine recreational facility on 10.5 acres on Balboa Peninsula. The new one-story, 6,100 sf Girl Scout Center has been fully integrated within the Marina Park development and was designed to enhance the surrounding park and adjacent marine environment with beneficial LID features.
(Photography: Robert Davis, Laguna Beach Secrets Photography)
“As Orange County’s new hub for Girl Scout STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs, the Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center provides girls with a beautifully designed space to have fun while fostering collaboration and exploration,” said Girl Scouts of Orange County CEO Vikki Shepp. “The environmentally friendly design and energy-saving features of the Leadership Center provide tangible opportunities for girls to understand the importance of protecting the environment and ensure that our building remains a sustainable part of the Newport Beach landscape for years to come. Whether they are playing on the beach, kayaking, or roasting s’mores on the patio, we know this space creates lifelong memories for Girl Scouts across Orange County.”