California’s old Marine Corps Air Station El Toro will get a second chance at life as a Cultural Terrace

A collaborative design team that will shepherd the transformation of a 110-acre section of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine, California, into a multifaceted cultural complex has formally been selected. As announced yesterday, Toronto-headquartered global design services firm IBI Group will lead the team and be joined by Rotterdam’s MVRDV (no stranger to breathing new life into erstwhile military installations) along with a duo of Los Angeles-based practices: woman-owned architecture and design studio MAAM and landscape architecture and urban design studio Agency Artifact. Rounding out the larger team in consulting partner roles is Buro Happold, Langan Engineering, and construction consultancy firm Rider Levett

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