The lack of additional land immediately adjacent to the existing building on site required a design solution that incorporated an efficient use of land while being designed to relate to the existing building. The solution was to create a compact 3-story structure over the existing at-grade parking lot with the first story being secured parking for the senior Public Works personnel with 2-stories of office building above comprising the total of 35,000 sq. ft. building. A physical link, or bridge connects the new office to the existing offices. The separation between the old and new structures creates an open plaza inviting the public into the main entrance to the facility. The exterior use of materials (concrete metal and brick) work together to create an image of timeless quality while carefully relating to the existing concrete building. Overall, the architecture embraces the existing structure to form a functional and aesthetic solution to the County’s space needs.
35,100 Sq. Ft.
Completed in 2003
Bridge designed to connect two existing County office buildings