Monrovia Nursery headquartered in Monrovia, California decided to construct an Oregon office on their nursery site south of Dayton. Monrovia Nursery hired William Church Architects to design the building and they in turn hired Sisul Engineering to design the Civil Engineering aspects of the facilities.
Design elements included widening of Lafayette Highway for a left turn lane and a deceleration lane at the entrance of Monrovia’s new office site. Design also included parking lot facilities for the new building and design of pump facilities, to use the landscape ponds, created on-site, to use as a water source for the building’s fire sprinkler system, as the building is outside any water district provider.
The pumping system and building sprinkler system got its baptism as the Monrovia office staff was moving into the new building and a fire broke out. We are happy to report that the system worked as designed, the fire was extinguished and the building saved.