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The Avalon Lifeguard Headquarters 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 beach-side 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.

Project completed while Candice Wong was the Public Safety Studio Manager with RRM Design Group. Candice was the Sustainability Design Manager.

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