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The Avalon Lifeguard HQ is a two-story wood-framed building, housing living and sleeping quarters for up to eight lifeguard personnel stationed on the island during the busy summer months. The facility has office and communication capabilities for coordinated response on sea and scuba rescue along with beachside duties. The Apparatus Bays houses boats and jet-skis. The building has a clay tile roof with copper gutters and downspouts above smooth stucco finished walls, in an Early California Spanish Revival style with dark stained exposed wood trellises as well as door and window headers. Extensive use of decorative tiles is reflective of the historical and colorful tiles once manufactured on the island accent the building exteriors in subtle ways. A large tile mural illustrating island lifeguard history and services adorns a curved stair wall at the front of the building..

Location: 440 Avalon Canyon Rd, Avalon
Client: County of Los Angeles Fire Department
Size: 7,000 SF
Scope: Architecture, Interior Design, LEED, Landscape
Completion: 2009


Candice Wong was the Project Architect and Project Manager.
Project completed by Ten Over Studio's staff while with RRM Design Group.