RRM Design Group was recently honored with multiple prestigious awards for the following projects:
- American Public Works Association (APWA), Honorable Mention for Surfer’s Point located in Ventura
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Outstanding Sustainability Project Award (also for Surfer’s Point in Ventura)
- American Planning Association (APA), Los Angeles Chapter, Public Outreach Award for RRM’s work on the West Boulevard Community Linkages and Revitalization Plan in Los Angeles
- American Planning Association (APA), Central Cost Chapter and on the State Level, Planning Achievement Award: Hard Won Victories for the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Specific Plan
- American Planning Association (APA), Orange County Chapter, Planning Achievement Award: Hard Won Victories Award for the Yorba Linda Town Center Specific Plan
- American Planning Association (APA), Orange County Chapter, Outstanding Planning Award for a Project Outside Orange County by an Orange County Firm, El Corazon Specific Plan
RRM was hired by the City of Ventura to conceive and prepare design drawings for Surfer’s Point, a precedent-setting coastal retreat project that includes a bike path along the shore, multi-functional parking lot area, and restoration of the back beach areas through native materials, contour grading, dune restoration and storm water pre-treatment.
RRM provided urban design services and outreach for the West Boulevard LAX METRO Station Linkages and Revitalization Plan. The South Los Angeles Neighborhood where this project is located has been neglected for decades. RRM proposed various revitalization efforts to renew or repurpose this community through access to the transit station, identification of public and private realm projects and identifying capital improvements.
Hired by the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Association, RRM Design Group prepared a Specific Plan for Thousand Oaks Boulevard that improves the identity of the Boulevard by introducing innovative form-based zoning and streetscape improvements. The plan aims to create a unique commercial destination that is economically viable, self-sustainable and pedestrian-friendly.
The Yorba Linda Town Center Specific Plan was a hard-won victory that was preceded by significant public dissatisfaction with the prior planning process. The new plan, developed by RRM, was embraced by the community and unanimously approved by the City Council. The Plan includes a new City Library, central park, specialty retail shops with housing above and office spaces linked together with a rich pedestrian oriented theme.
Finally, the Oceanside El Corazon Specific Plan, was formerly used as a sand mining operation and sits in the geographic heart of this community. RRM created a specific plan that provides land use policies and guidelines that will transform the prior mining site into a central sports park with swim center, library, community center, public safety HQ and related commercial, retail and residential uses