Posts Tagged ‘La Laguna’

La Laguna de San Gabriel Featured in Preservation Magazine.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Check out Preservation Magazine, the Magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s current issue and see La Laguna de San Gabriel featured on page six in transitions.

La Laguna de San Gabriel is a park Garavaglia Architecture, Inc. is working on to help rehabilitate into its former glory. The whimsical structures were created by artist Benjamin Dominguez. For more information on this project navigate to 1963 by clicking on the 1950 mark on our timeline for more information on this project.

Click here for the online version.

Entrance Sign to the Park

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May Day Monster Mash Picnic at La Laguna de San Gabriel

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Join the Friends of La Laguna and the Los Angeles Conservancy as they celebrate May Day with a Monster Mash Picnic at La Laguna de San Gabriel located in a corner of Vincent Lugo Park in San Gabriel. The park is a well-loved playground known to children all over the greater San Gabriel Valley. It also serves as a cultural landscape and is the last work designed by a Mexican master artist, Benjamin Dominguez. Designed around the theme of a lagoon, it has 14 custom and hand crafted concrete play structures that through heavy use over the years are beginning to show their age.

In preparation for the renovation of Laguna de San Gabriel, Garavaglia Architecture, Inc. prepared a Historic Structures Report and Preservation Plan for the Friends. The report was awarded a 2009 Preservation Award from the Los Angeles Conservancy and a California Preservation Foundation 2009 Preservation Design Award. The site was also recently listed on the California Register of Historic Resources.

Join Garavaglia Architecture Inc.’s Marketing Manager Dea Bacchetti for the picnic being held May 1, 11 a.m. -2 p.m. The cost is $15 ($10 for Conservancy members, $5 for kids 12 and under) and reservations are required. There will be games, lunch, architecture-inspired ice cream sandwiches from the Coolhaus truck, and more!

For more information or to make a reservation:

For more information on the La Laguna project, click on 1950 on the upper navigation bar of our time line. Also visit Friends of La Laguna:

26th Annual Preservation Design Awards

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

La Laguna de San Gabriel, San Gabriel

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Garavaglia Architecture was honored at the 26th Annual Preservation Design Awards on Saturday the 19th by the California Preservation Foundation. The awards presentation took place at the Mark Hopkins Inter-Continental Hotel following a cocktail reception. Our teams for the Fiddletown and La Laguna came together to accept awards in the categories of Preservation and Cultural Resource Studies, Reports respectively.