OXFORD BASIN


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CURRENT SITE CONDITIONS

  • During rainy days, water from the street drains flow to Oxford Basin.

  • Part of the enhancement project is to remove non-native vegetation and trees and replace it with California native vegetation and trees.

  • This is the location of the future main entrance to Oxford Basin. Aside from sitting areas, improvements to the the existing bikeway, part of the enhancement project is to include a pedestrian walking/jogging path with wayfinding sign and mile markers.

  • As of now, water in the basin is stagnant causing matted algae to form on the basin's edge. The proposed berm in the enhancement project is designed to prevent this by making the water circulate throughout the basin and improve oxygenation in the water.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Oxford Retention Basin is a multi-use enhancement project by Los Angeles County Department of Public Works in collaboration with Los Angeles County Flood Control District and Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbor. This project is designed to enhance flood protection, reduce runoff pollution and significantly improve the quality of plant and wildlife habitat within the facility, as well as its aesthetic appeal. The renovations and improvements to the site include but are not limited to the removal of non-native trees and plants that will be replaced with native and drought-tolerant plant palette. The project will also provide new recreational and safety amenities, including a walking path, observation areas, wildlife-friendly lighting, and new and improved fencing. The project is in the final design phase and planned to start construction in the spring of 2014. To learn more about the project, please feel free to visit the project website by clicking here.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

I was part of a multidisciplinary team that includes landscape architects, engineers and biologists that assessed the current conditions of the site and developed the multi-use enhancement project as a response to improve and enhance the site. I was brought into the team with the responsibility to design and develop the site identity for Oxford Basin and environmental design graphics for the site that includes; way finding signage, educational interpretive signage and regulatory signage for the site of Oxford Basin.

 

 

OXFORD BASIN SITE IDENTITY

 

 

 

WAYFINDING SIGNAGE

 

Oxford-Basin-Wayfinding-Signage-Green-2*Actual Size: 20″x30″

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Oxford-Basin-Wayfinding-Signage-blue-1*Actual Size: 20″x30″

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Oxford-Basin-Wayfinding-Signage-Green-Marker*Actual Size: 20″x30″

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REGULATORY SIGNAGE

Oxford-Basin-Regulatory-Sign*Actual Size: 15″x20″

 

 

INTERPRETIVE SIGNAGE

 

1-Water-Quality*Actual Size: 36″x24″

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2---Oxford-Basin-History-2-01*Actual Size: 36″x24″

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3-Plants*Actual Size: 36″x24″

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Wildlife-Web*Actual Size: 36″x24″

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5-Ocean-&-Tides*Actual Size: 36″x24″

*ALL ART CURRENTLY UNDER FINAL REVIEW

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