Award of Merit, Government/Public Building: City of Maricopa, City Hall
The City of Maricopa's $15.4-million City Hall was designed and built to embody the concepts of community and connectivity, while also serving as a symbolic icon for the emerging city, located just south of the Phoenix metro area. The 45,000-sq-ft facility is organized on two floors with an atrium bisecting the building into two volumes. The lobby is delineated through natural rock patterning on the floor, which extends to the configuration of the council chamber. Best Projects judges were impressed by the novel use of traditional materials and how the construction team brought strong elements to the facility while limiting cost. The use of 3D laser scanners while constructing the stone wall in the council chambers aided with the installation of a light-diffusing acrylic lens, made to fit each individual groove of the rock wall.
City of Maricopa, City Hall
General Contractor Okland Construction, Tempe, Ariz.
Owner/Developer City of Maricopa
Lead Design Firm Gensler, Phoenix
Project Management Abacus, Phoenix
Structural Engineer PK Associates, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Civil Engineer Wood Patel, Phoenix
MEP Engineer Henderson Engineering, Phoenix
Landscape Architect Ten Eyck, Austin, Texas