Sunnylands Administration and Operations Campus
The Administration and Operations Campus at Sunnylands is a 17-acre addition located adjacent to the existing Sunnylands Center & Gardens and the Annenberg’s historic estate. With CMG Landscape Architects we created several discrete, but interconnected courtyard areas: a 2-acre Operations Yard for estate management, a 4-acre Administration Campus with Office and Archive Buildings, both with, intimate outdoor spaces for outdoor gatherings, and a unique engineered wetland which serves as an ecological wastewater treatment system supporting Sunnylands’ sustainability goals. The campus utilized local, enduring, utilitarian materials for cost-effectiveness and maximum impact with the simplest means. The buildings are aesthetically compatible with the existing modernist context and timeless materials, lending consistency across the Annenberg Estate. The campus exploits clean modern forms utilizing concrete masonry units, steel, plaster, and well-shaded glazing.