Dana Adobe Visitor's Center

Nipomo, California


PROJECT STATS

Client: Aaron Regez, Project Manager,
Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos

DESIGN & ENGINEERING TEAM

Ravatt Albrecht & Associates:
Architect & Mechanical/Plumbing Engineer
Cannon Associates:
Structural Engineer
Stantech:
Civil Engineer
Plenaire Design Group:
Landscape Architect

REQUIRED REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS

  • Consultation with Qualified Archeologist
  • Architectural and Historical Sites Regulations
  • Nipomo Community Services District

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

To design a Visitor's Center and associated site improvements

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Ravatt Albrecht & Associates is currently providing architectural and engineering design services as part of the development of the Dana Adobe Rancho Nipomo Visitor's Center: home of the Stories of the Rancho project.  It is located in the unincorporated community of Nipomo, at the southern end of San Luis Obispo County. Improvements are being made to the Visitors Center, Museum, Restroom Facility, and Ramada Structure along with site improvements which include a parking lot, pathways, landscape and site utilities. 

 

This project showcases the cultural and natural resources of the Rancho Nipomo Dana Adobe, the Nipomo Creek watershed and the Nipomo Mesa through interactive environmental and cultural education programs and exhibits. Located on approximately 130 acres, the project provides public interpretation of the site’s unique geological, paleontological, prehistoric, historical and environmental resources, and draws on the established cultural and nature educational programs developed by the Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos.

 

The Dana Adobe is a California State Historical Landmark, therefore, special measures must be taken into consideration for the project such as archeological findings, weather conditions and preserving the habitat around and near the site.

 

If you are interested in learning more about how this project will serve the needs of  Dana Adobe, visit their article on the Nature Education Facility Development

 

RAVATT ALBRECHT & ASSOCIATES SERVICES

Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plumbing Engineering, Bidding/Negotiation, Administration to Construction Contract