Westin Desert Willow Villas

Palm Desert, CA


Starwood Vacation Ownership





MSA served as the Project Civil Engineer for the entire PDRDA Desert Willow project, consisting of two, environmentally acclaimed, championship golf courses, 70,000 s.f. clubhouse consisting of sales center, guest check-in, administrative offices, sundries market, kitchen, bar and restaurant, laundry facilities, workout facilities, water slide and pool, and infrastructure. The use of reclaimed water for golf course irrigation and xeriscape for minimal water consumption make this project unique in its sensitivity to the environment. In addition, MSA performed all design for Club Intrawest’s timeshare resort surrounding the course and construction of Phase 1 and 2 for the Intrawest Corporation. The firm also performed preliminary engineering on the two Desert Willow hotel sites.

This project, a unique partnership between public and private entities, gave MSA the opportunity to provide master planning, full service engineering, cost estimating and final design services for the initial $35 million phase one complex. As the development of the real estate component developed, the firm continued to provide support to PDRDA, Intrawest and Starwood.

The firm’s role, while serving as the clearinghouse for technical consultants, also included civil design and surveying for all entrance roads, sewer, water and storm drain facilities. The infrastructure was master planned and designed by MSA. MSA is continuing to perform all services from Schematic Design through the Bid Phase for the Westin Desert Willow Villas.

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