Honorable Mention, 2017 Best Ballpark Improvement

LAKE ELSINORE, CA--In an elaborate project, the Lake Elsinore Storm (High A; California League) completely overhauled their seating bowl at The Diamond. This led not only to new seats, but also a greater array of offerings. Led by Larimer Design, The project included new padded seats that were installed behind home plate, as well as wheelchair seats with improved sightlines. To improve their social areas and group offerings, the Storm added standing room drink rail spaces along the main concourse and installed high-top seats, flexible group seating boxes, and 4-top group seats.

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Seating Bowl Enhancements Add Variety in Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE, CA--“We’re beyond excited about the evolution of our seating at The Diamond in 2017,” said Lake Elsinore Storm general manager Raj Narayanan. “New seats are the first step in upgrading the ballpark.  With the help of Larimer Design, the City of Lake Elsinore and our consultant, Dave Oster, we are committed to continuing to improve every aspect of the fan experience."

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Barkyard a Hit for Dog-loving Fans!

SAN DIEGO, CA--The Barkyard in San Diego is a true pioneer in creating an every-game opportunity for dogs and their owners to enjoy a pet suite by themselves and even become season-ticket holders. A main differentiators between The Barkyard and the Bark in the Park events is that the number of dogs is limited to the number of suites and the dogs are located in an area where there is no interaction with other dogs unless adjacent pet owners wish to introduce the dogs to each other in one of the suite areas.

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Commissioner Manfred introduces All-Star legacy projects

ESCONDIDO, CA--Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred stood on the infield of a brand-new artificial surface and looked out on a beautiful, sunny afternoon at the kids and parents who came out Saturday for the rededication of the Conrad Prebys Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego.

"Here at this wonderful place, the Padres and Major League Baseball donated over $350,000 to give kids an opportunity to play at a facility that's safe for them each and every day," he said. "Maybe this facility will produce another great Boys & Girls Club alumnus, like Frank Robinson or Ken Griffey Jr., who's going to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in just a few weeks. I know, however, that this club will play a major role in producing the next generation of people who share great American values."

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Padres Unveil Craft Pier and Sun Diego Beach

SAN DIEGO, CA--The start of the Padres' 2016 season is highlighted by the unveiling of several off-season ballpark improvements, including The Pier and Sun Diego Beach decks.   Two years in the making, Larimer Design is honored to have worked in collaboration with the San Diego Padres and Clark Construction on this exciting addition to the Petco Park fan experience!

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The 15 Best Architects in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA--No longer in the shadow of Los Angeles, San Diego has earned a reputation as a design community that is gaining momentum. From the clean and modern You Are Here structure in Golden Hill to the preservation of the Headquarters at Seaport Village, San Diegans excel at both contemporary and historic architecture alike, and often find a way to bridge the two. With the revitalization of Barrio Logan and the initiatives of the I.D.E.A District in the Upper East Village, we can expect there is much more incredible architecture, design, and development to come.

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