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EL MONTE CITY

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

CLIENT:  City of El Monte

Designed while Design Partner at Gonzalez Goodale Architects

The City of El Monte sought - in the interior of their eclectically accrued Civic Center - to provide an updated City Council Chamber, along with associated conference and support facilities.

At the same time, this project provided the opportunity to craft a new entry to the City Hall from where most of its clients approach - the rear public parking areas.

The planning and design of building and site expressed new City attitudes about transparency and public amenity.

Principal materials included butt-glazed entrance at the Chamber lobby, Corten steel cladding, and a dynamic series of vertical water features leading into the existing building's new courtyard and entry.