Griffin, working with LPA Architects and Swinerton Builders, will design, build and deliver the first phase of the County’s comprehensive 20-year Civic Center Facilities Master Plan through a Public-Private Partnership (P3) using tax-exempt financing and a long-term lease structure. At the end of the lease term, the County will take ownership of the building.
County Administration South is comprised of a $155 million 251,000 square foot, six-story office building sited over two levels of subterranean parking. The turn-key facility will house the County’s Public Works, Waste and Recycling, Treasurer-Tax Collector, Auditor-Controller, and Clerk-Recorder Departments, as well as a One Stop Shop, providing “walk up service” from all 13 departments serving the County’s constituents. The building will also house a new County Conference Center, complete with approximately 6,600 square feet of conference and events space. The estimated completion and occupancy date is early 2020.
The transit-oriented development (TOD) project is bordered by a future transit plaza and light rail transit stop to the south, service and pedestrian paseo to the east, a central courtyard to the north, and a reinvigorated, pedestrian-friendly street to the west. The project’s elevations change with solar orientation which allows filtered sunlight to enter the east and west facades while the southern exposure shields the interiors from the harsh southern sunlight, providing a highly energy-efficient aesthetic design. The building is designed to meet Essential Services Buildings Seismic Safety Act standards, and once complete, will meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification standards.