Model of the Lake PLeasant Water Treatment Plant facility, by LEA Architects. LEA is a sustainable firm based in Phoenix, AZ.
Sketched up rendering of what the LEA design for the Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant facility will look like. LEA is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
Rendering of the LEA Architects design for the Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant
Up close shot of the 3D architectural model made by LEA Architects, of the Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant Facility.

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1,000,000 s.f.

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LEA Architects served as the lead design Architect for the City of Phoenix Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant Visitor’s Center & Operations Building. The design competition entry was selected by the City of Phoenix as the first place submittal. LEA designed numerous buildings for this large $280 Million Design-Build-Operate project including the Visitors center which metaphorically represents a “ship in the desert” with large fabric shade structures protecting the observation platform and 6 educational reflecting pools that tell a story of the various stages of the water treatment process.

The Operation Building/Visitor Center includes:

  • Public Lobby
  • Auditorium
  • Control Room
  • Offices
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Laboratories
  • Dining Room
  • Observation Decks
  • Toilets & Locker Rooms
  • Instrumentation Area
  • Maintenance Area
  • Shop and Fabrication Areas
  • Visitor Parking, Employee Parking - Covered
  • Water Harvest Features