The design for this distinctive 63,000 SF office building complements the architecture of the Justice Center and will complete the campus envisioned to provide its citizens with the justice facilities needed for a rapidly growing community. The new, 3-story building utilizes energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly concepts to reduce energy need and optimize the indoor environment for staff and visitors through the use of natural daylight and efficient building systems.
The building’s exterior is expressed in a simple brick base with punched windows and expanses of banded windows and metal panels below a projecting roofline. The south exterior is recessed at its middle to echo the recessed exterior of the Judicial Center and create a strong visual connection. The roofline projects out at the west main entrance lobby and over the south patio to shade the large expanses of glass below for the controlled use of natural daylight. Bands of two-tone brick, stone and brick base, and metal panel and glass systems will match the existing Justice Center colors and provide a highly durable long-life exterior.
The building interior will provide optimal indoor environments with abundant daylight and openness to enhance staff interaction for both the private and open offices. Private attorney offices located along the building perimeter are surrounded by an open, two-story office atrium that connects the second and third floor DA office areas and topped by a clerestory band of windows below a raised roof. Shared amenities on the first floor for all building occupants include a subdividable 100-person staff training facility with servery, outdoor patio break area, and staff locker/shower facilities.
Key components of the new office include: