PEPPER PARK COMFORT STATION

NATIONAL CITY, CALIFORNIA

 

project information

  • OWNER - SAN DIEGO UNIFIED PORT DISTRICT

  • SIZE - 1,300 SQUARE FEET

  • COST - $700,000

  • COMPLETED - MAY 2010

This project for the San Diego Unified Port District consisted of the design of a new fully ADA compliant comfort station (restroom facility), storage building, and trellis area to replace the existing structure at Pepper Park in National City, California. Also included with the 1,300 square-foot project were new concrete walkways and enhanced landscape.

The comfort station and storage building are comprised of concrete masonry units (CMUs), a standing seam metal roof, and an aluminum trellis. The structure exhibits a unique undulating wave like motion in both the roof and exterior walls, which mimics the ocean waves that are just steps from the building. Solatubes were incorporated to limit the need for electricity during the daytime, and decorative open-air style CMUs were utilized to provide natural ventilation. Jeff Katz Architecture worked closely with District staff and the contractor to deliver the project on time and within budget.