Reseda Park Pool

Lehrer Architects' renovation transformed Reseda Park Pool, the sole public swimming pool within a five-mile radius in the San Fernando Valley. The pool complex faced budget constraints, so the design creatively used off-the-shelf industrial materials, turning ordinary fencing into cube-shade cabanas and 30-foot high illuminated shade pavilions. The result is a joyous civic destination on Victory Boulevard, with paving incorporating colored stripes and red "confetti" patterns, unifying new parking, existing basketball courts, and the pool. Despite budget limitations, Lehrer Architects successfully transformed the pool into state-of-the-art competition facilities, demonstrating how functional, iconic community architecture can emerge from required elements like fencing and paving.

"“It’ll revitalize Reseda...This is the result of two departments listening to you and building something that’ll last.”
- Jon Kirk Mukri, General Manager, Department of Recreation and Parks | Los Angeles Daily News
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Reseda - Los Angeles, California
City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering Architectural Division
40,000 SF
Completed 2012
2012   "2012 AIA Los Angeles Award of Excellence
2013   2013 AIA Los Angeles Award for Excellence in Design"
Award for Excellence in Design, American Institute of Architects - Los Angeles, 2013
Award of Excellence, American Institute of Architects - Los Angeles / Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission, 2012
Project Team

Aquatic Consultant:
Nachi Madhavan, James Madhavan and Associates

Structural Engineer:
Fabio Zangoli, John Labib & Associates

MEP Engineer:
Helen Williams, Donald Dickerson and Associates

Landscape Architect (softscape):
Mia Lehrer, Mia Lehrer + Associates

Landscape (hardscape, urban furniture):
Lehrer Architects

General Contractor:
James Park, Morillo Construction, Inc.

Landscape Architect
Swimming Pool Engineer
Jones & Madhavan
Jones & Madhavan
Jones & Madhavan
Project Management
City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks
City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering