"The Del Lago Academy for applied Sciences sits on top a very prominent and breathtaking site in Escondido California. Our design team included Masson and Associates. It was important that we collaborate with a civil engineer who truly understands landform and respect of the natural terrain. Working with John Gerritson (Project Manager) and the rest of the Masson and Associates team was a pleasure throughout the process. His attentiveness, sensitivity and care toward retaining the lands original character while creating an incredible learning environment is clearly one of the many success stories that resulted in the formation of the Del Lago Academy."
Richard Nowicki, AIA Partner BakerNowicki Design Studio
Del Lago Academy Escondido, CA
Engineering Design of a New magnet school on an existing hillside
Design included public roadway improvements to Citracado Parkway along the project frontage and turn pockets near West Valley Parkway. Our scope included locating the campus infrastructure, parking areas, on site access roads and fire access, drainage, water quality (to meet local SUSMP requirements) and site utilities. MAI provided for the design of ADA Compliant walkways from the public road throughout the campus. MAI coordinated with the project team along with DSA and Escondido Unified High School District. MAI performed a Record of Survey as well as a topographic survey of the site. In addition, MAI is providing construction staking on the project. The project involved creative thinking and cost effective engineering design of the proposed improvements. MAI was able to create a grading scenario taking multiple aspects of a hillside development and accomplished an overall grading design to minimize earthwork and provided coordination with the architect resulting in an aesthetically exceptional project.