Laguna Beach, CA

Festival of Arts

Bauer Architects for Festival of Arts

The Festival of Arts is an iconic Orange County cultural landmark which is internationally renowned. Thousands visit annually to enjoy its Pageant of the Masters and meander through art exhibits and crafts offered by local artisans.

Fuscoe designed integrated, cost-effective solutions that addressed the project’s accessibility and water quality issues. These concerns were resolved through a combination of tightly specified, porous concrete sidewalks underlain with infiltration galleries within the State right-of-way and biofiltration planters in the parking lot/plaza planting areas. Fuscoe also coordinated the maintenance agreements between Caltrans and City of Laguna Beach, and water/drought issues with Laguna Beach County Water District, the landscaping consultant and Caltrans.

Images courtesy of Tom Lamb

2018 ASCE-OC Awards, Historical Renovation Project of the Year
2016 AIAOC Merit Award – Festival Facade / Citation Award – Grounds
2014 AIA-Orange County Award of Merit, Commercial Un-Built Category