This 32-acre complex is home to the City’s recycling program. It is a very “green” building, with carefully designed natural lighting, high-recycled-content materials and energy-efficient systems. All systems were designed for low maintenance and low energy consumption.
The complex houses several administrative, field and maintenance functions principally associated with Public Works. We developed a modular approach to house dissimilar functions in close proximity and easily accommodate future expansion. The administrative wing is near the site entrance and includes public access, employee training and a staff fitness center.
The project delivery method was design/assist. A builder was selected early in the design process and became an integral part of the design team. This approach was highly successful as it shortened the overall construction schedule and allowed us to control costs at the point of design decisions.