BPS - Municipal
BPS has assisted cities and town in developing Design Guidelines to provide a workbook for potential developers. These Design Guidelines specify species and placement of street trees, define signage regulations, specify storefront requirements, note special zones such as historic districts, identify significant existing structures, and generally seek to unify designs while affording significant flexibility to designers so that retailers can adopt an individual identity and the urban fabric remains rich and varied.
We have also designed several landmark buildings for cities, including the Madrona Marsh Nature Center, and interpretive center for the only remaining landlocked vernal wetland in Los Angeles County that is completely surrounded by urban improvements. We also designed the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, a municipal museum housing exhibits on whales and tide pools and also a center for volunteer whale watching that counts the annual mgration of grey whales off the coast in the Catalina Island Channel.
Bryant Palmer Soto’s experience in interior architecture has garnered numerous awards and professional recognitions. Our interiors group has designed the full range of project types and scales, from small medical offices or Mom and Pop retail stores, to full floor plates of corporate interiors for such clients as Hughes Space & Communications, Boeing Satellite Division, Direct TV, Encino Hospital, Kaiser Permanente and Sunrider International.
Facilities and TI Projects
BPS was commissioned to redesign
the marina and bring it into compliance with current DBAW and
Accessibility Standards, and also to provide showers, laundry facilities
and other amenities expected by today’s boater.
Project: Palmetto Construction Headquarters
Client: Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Square Footage: 20,000 SF interior fit-out
Bryant Palmer Soto was commissioned by the City of Torrance Department of Parks and Recreation for initial programming
and architectural design of the Madrona Marsh Nature Center,
an interpretive facility and small museum adjacent to a unique,
60-acre protected vernal wetland near the city center.
Point Vicente Interpretive Center
This 5,000 S.F. building was designed for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. The Interpretive Center is part of Pt. Vicente Park, a coastline park adjacent to the Point Vicente Lighthouse.
Union Depot Restoration Project
Union Depot represents several years of careful study into the way historic buildings can be adapted to develop a sense of place that serves the needs of a modern community. Abandoned for more then three decades, this irreplaceable structure is now an icon for the city of Muskegon.
South Bay Botanic Gardens
Project: South Coast Botanic Garden, R.E.H., CA
Client: Los Angeles County
Square Footage: 87 Acres