The Fullerton Arboretum seeks to engage the visitor on multiple levels. Education, meditation, recreation and simple aesthetic delight are the foundation of this university and community asset. As the arboretum has matured, the need for a more sophisticated support infrastructure has provided the opportunity to enhance the physical setting to serve as an example of COST PER SQ FT$161.40FEATURED IN2007 Architectural Portfolio with nature.
This project has been designed to the level of a silver LEED rating, serving as a community-led example of environmental sustainability.
This is the first phase of a two-phase master-planned project. Housed within 9,500 square feet of the new building are three classrooms, a catering kitchen, museum space for exhibiting historical agricultural artifacts, and a conference room. The featured area of the new design is a large, open-air pavilion integrated with a naturally landscaped courtyard and amphitheater. With the enhanced capabilities of these new structures, the mission of the arboretum will be shared by a wider range of new visitors.