SAN DIEGO — (October 10, 2007) — Construction is complete for the renovation of the Rancho Bernardo Inn spa and fitness buildings located at 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive in the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego, Calif.
San Diego-based Architects | Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker provided full architectural design services for the project, totaling 6,500 square feet. Paul Reed, president and chief executive officer of the Rancho Bernardo Inn, provided oversight for the project.
The existing Spanish-style resort set the theme for the remodel of the aging, single-story spa and fitness buildings. Architects | Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker redesigned the structures to reflect a modernized style, complimenting the resort’s recently completed Aragon Banquet Facility and surrounding landscape. Seven small spa garden pavilions totaling 1,000 square feet were added to accommodate the spa expansion and provide private outdoor treatment areas into the new, serene garden area.
The 2,600-square-foot fitness building was completely gutted to double the size of the exercise room and provide for a new reception area for spa guests. The 3,900-square-foot spa building also was gutted to create enhanced spa treatment rooms, a new relaxation room, a semi-private exterior relaxation area for female guests, and a private connection with the new spa garden treatment pavilions.
Designed to allow guests to embrace the soothing atmosphere, the new garden treatment pavilions are organized around a contemplative fountain located immediately adjacent to an exterior lounging area, which features an inviting roman shower waterfall. The pavilion design integrates a traditional Spanish-style roof and incorporates natural stone 0.throughout the landscape design. Large, wooden shutters make up two complete walls that connect the space to the landscaped garden and compliment the simple, natural wood casework in the interior.
The project team for Architects | Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker included Frank Ternasky as principal-in-charge, with David Mann as project manager and Mike D’Ambrosia as project designer. The project consulting team included GSSI serving as structural engineer; Latitude 33 Planning and Engineering, civil engineer; ILA | Zammit Engineering, electrical engineer; Walsh Engineering, mechanical engineer, Burton & Associates, landscape architect, and Kathryn Mickel of BBGM as interior designer. Roel Construction was the general contractor.
Founded in 1961, Architects | Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker is an award-winning architecture, planning and interior design firm. Recently, the firm was recognized as the 14th fastest-growing A/E/P firm in the country (according to the Zweig Letter Hot Firm 2005 List), and received the American Institute of Architects San Diego Chapter “Distinguished Service by a Member Firm” award in 2005, 2006 and 2007. The firm's commissions include advanced technology, life science and research projects, civic, educational, exhibit, hospitality and military facilities. Architects | Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker employs a staff of 60-plus in offices located at 2265 India Street, San Diego, Calif. More information about the company can be found at www.a-dwrb.com.
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