Encina Wastewater Facility

Project Type
Operations Facility
Encina Wastewater Authority
Carlsbad, CA

PWA designed the 44,000 sf facility to house operations, maintenance, administration, laboratory, and environmental compliance departments for the plant, while incorporating sustainable, energy efficient and environmentally responsive elements. Informal meeting spaces, natural light, and a multi-use training room were designed with ocean views and exterior spaces. One wing houses the boardroom and a conference room; the glass lobby (with balcony walkway), connects with administration, operations control, and the south wellness/locker rooms; and laboratories and terraced lunchroom comprise the second floor. The structure encases an existing pump station.