Location:  Beverly Hills, California

Client:  City of Beverly Hills

The Beverly Hills Public Works Complex is a 43,000 square-foot facility with a self-contained Water Treatment Plant. Part of the Civic Center Complex, the Public Works Building includes a public lobby, administrative offices, shops, and a warehouse.

The character of the facility is low scale, open and inviting, and presents opportunities for lush, pedestrian-friendly landscape. Both the pedestrian and auto entries into the new Public Works Complex are designed to be inviting and immediately signal the building entry locations. The more public areas of the building: the building lobby, multi-purpose room, and administrative offices, are located within a one story building. This allows for views both inward and outward, taking advantage of the lush landscaping along the sidewalk and street edge.

The building lobby and multi-purpose room are adjacent to a public plaza and garden which functions both as a civic statement for the entry, and a place for informal meetings. The roof shapes and building materials recall the building vocabulary in the surrounding neighborhood, particularly the existing Beverly Hills General Services buildings.