This complex for the City of Apache Junction consolidated a variety of municipal service into a single site, including a new Municipal Courts Complex, Council Chambers, Development Services, Building Safety Department and Human Resources. Each of these facilities focuses on a central courtyard that serves as an outdoor lobby as well as additional space for special events.
The site is nestled within some of the prime desert of the region. The goal was to protect as much of the native vegetation as possible and to utilize a primarily native material palette, enhanced by regional materials, to provide year-round color and texture. This provided an opportunity to include a demonstration garden for public education. A strong emphasis on utilizing ecological design principles is a key part of the design. This project is registered with the US Green Building Council’s LEED Program at the “Certified” level.
Town of Apache Junction
Apache Junction, Arizona