2018 DCC Award Winner
Ventura Harbor Village, T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc.
First Place: Multiple Applications Under 5000 SF
First Place: Project Video
Ventura Harbor Village is a vibrant seaside attraction located by the beaches of the Channel Islands. It is a popular tourist attraction with seaside boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, entertainment venues and more.
T.B. Penick was involved with the third phase of the Harbor Village beautification project which included transforming the large entry into a modern, visitor-friendly area with seating, bistro tables, planters, and artwork, including a map of the Channel Islands inlaid into the paving. Other improvements include a grand staircase flanked with decorative pilasters and walls, new entry signage, and a firepit.
Penick worked closely with the landscape architect to turn her concepts into a successful installation utilizing T.B. Penick Innovative Concrete Systems. The Lithocrete Sedimentary system was used to create the monument wall at the entrance and the pilasters and seat walls that surround the plaza circle.
At the plaza’s center, bronze inlays of the Channel map were set into the blue glass and coquina shell seeded Lithocrete, surrounded by stainless steel terrazzo strips. The area adjacent to the map features blue glass and puka shell seeded Lithocrete that transitions into a quarried stone finish. Salt finish was used throughout the project with kelp patterns sandblasted into the surface and stained. A quarried stone finish was used at the staircase with tile set into the face of the stairs.
Project challenges include working around an active site, which meant constant foot traffic during the 28 day cure time. The bronze inlays weighed over 700 pounds and had to be maneuvered with the help of forklifts into the existing slots at proper elevation before concrete was placed around them.