Cabrillo Way Marina San Pedro, CA
- Client: Port of Los Angeles
- Architect: AECOM
- Engineers: Moffat & Nichol
The Cabrillo Way Marina improvement project is a continuation of the Port of Los Angeles' "Bridge to Breakwater" master plan development to improve 7 miles of waterfront access. This project consisted of land and waterside improvements with 2,000 new parking spaces, 700 marina boat slips, dry boat storage, restrooms, restaurant pads for future development, and ¾ miles of waterfront walkway. Energy efficient lighting was designed and installed to light parking areas, roadways, landscape, and waterfront pathways, utilizing only (5) types of conventional lamps and (6) types of LEDs. At .06w/sqft this project exceeds Title 24 energy restrictions.
The waterfront walk provides opportunities for residents and visitors to stroll almost ¾ of a mile of waterfront, providing access to the marina slips. While uplights on the palms could not be avoided, low wattage 39w CMH uplights give the trees presence at night, while the large palm fronds minimizing skyglow contribution. Cool white LED “twinkle lights” add visual interest and contrast the warm white lighting.