Big Bear Discovery Center
KAL Architects provided Architectural and Engineering services to create conceptual site plans for the Big Bear Discovery Center. Concepts for the expansion of the existing Discovery Center building included an approximately 3,000 square foot exhibit hall, additional office space, expanded retail, limited food service, storage, amphitheater, and learning center. Conceptual site plans included reallocating and redesigning existing space for other purposes. Plans included consideration for future development, including potential re-location of the Moonridge Animal Park to a site, north and west of the existing Discovery Center, and parking lots. Full consideration was given to opportunities for shared facilities between the Animal Park and the Discovery Center, including, increased parking, additional office space, food service, future full-service restaurant, amphitheater, picnic area and large open space for fundraisers and other functions.