Ivins Public Works

ivins public works

The building is 3,000 sf and was constructed for roughly $650,000 dollars. The start date was November 2007, the end date was March 2008. The building houses the current public works office, locker rooms, and break room and has a 3-bay maintenance garage. Therefore the key issues were to provide efficient, durable space to maintain vehicles, change clothes/showers for the PW employees and accommodate an office for the PW supervisor. The other major design aspect was that the building would reside in an existing public works compound in a residential neighborhood. The city wanted the building to blend with the neighborhood as well as the red rock landscape of the mountain immediately behind it. This was accomplished by: selecting a CMU color that blended the building into the hillside, and also keeping the massing of the building as low profile as possible through very low pitched, dark brown, standing seam roofs. The roof is broken into three masses that step the mass down and provide visual counter-play with each other. The south façade looks over the city cemetery and has large overhangs for summer sun supported by asymmetrically placed diagonal braces. Clerestory windows wrap the high building corners just under the roof and give the building a lighter, playful visual feel. 

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