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WATER PARKS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Major Southern California Water Parks
WATER PARKS	 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Collaborating with Bundy-Finkel Architects, Donnie DeWees has served as both Project Design Director and Senior Project Manager on a series of water parks for the Wild Rivers Group.

  • Wild Rivers – Temecula, California
  • Wild Rivers – Bakersfield, California
  • Wild Rivers – Henderson, Nevada
  • Wild Rivers – Irvine, California

The design of Wild Rivers – Temecula draws its architectural language from the surrounding rural landscape and the barn and silo vernacular architecture that is present as a historical reference to the region.  The Entry / Administration Building is conceived as a series of barn-shaped buildings arranged as an assemblage with an enormous steel-framed, barn-shaped entry icon which draws the visitors through the water park.  Food service buildings as well as other ancillary buildings draw on grain silos, hay silos and horse stables for their architectural language.

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SITE MODEL

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ENTRY / ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

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CONCEPT SKETCH - D. DEWEES

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MODEL PHOTOGRAPHS

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BAKERSFIELD WATER PARK - CONCEPT BOARD #1

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BAKERSFIELD WATER PARK - CONCEPT BOARD #2