SSA was hired by California Engineering Company to design a downtown plaza for Lake County. SSA’s design transformed a deteriorating parking lot into a mini park and urban outdoor space for the citizens of Clearlake Oaks. The plaza is used by the town to host community events, such as fairs and farmer’s markets, and as open space for daily uses.
An intricate labyrinth paving pattern and fountain were designed to define the center of the plaza. Seating areas and a gazebo for entertainment and shelter surround the labyrinth. Two lawn areas bookend the plaza, offering open space for picnicking and playing. Large historic Oak trees were preserved and integrated into the design around the plaza. SSA established a historical overall theme to the plaza through specific materials, site furniture, and light fixture styles.