WATER & POWER
CLIENT: City of Pasadena
Architect of Record:
Gonzalez Goodale Architects
A rough, utilitarian building, supporting the field operations, the PWP and the City nonetheless charged it with serving as a public demonstration of sustainability.
The building achieved a LEED Gold rating through such initiatives as double-height work spaces lit by an all-glass north wall; layered screening of remaining facades and windows with perforated metal panels; and raw locally-sourced materials.
A steel braced-frame and base-isolation foundation system assured the building's performance as an Essential Facility|Emergency Operations Center, and anchored the building's aesthetic.