|This 2-story 31,000 s.f. LEED Gold building, along with its 1930’s brick / industrial neighbor, frames entry into Pasadena’s Public Works yard. Its goals: to provide office and meeting space for yard and field personnel; to provide the city with an EOC; to demonstrate advanced sustainability; and to enrich the workplace experience of city staff.
West and south sides of the facility are wrapped in multi-chromatic perforated metal panels, folded up at windowed openings; and the north half the building is an open light atrium faced with a 2-story glass curtain wall.
In the spirit of supporting a better experience for city workers: Daylighting is comprehensive. Perimeter windows are operable. The interior palette mixes industrial materials (exposed braced frame, perforated metal, exposed concrete) with high-finish materials like mullion-less glass – lit naturally by sunlight filtering through the perforations and, on the north, by soft daylight - to create a rich materiality.