Central Administration Building
City of Green, Ohio
Hasenstab Architects provided comprehensive architectural services for a new 53,600 square foot administration building for the City of Green, Ohio.
This project is the showpiece of a development containing civic buildings and retail for a growing suburban community. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, this two-story brick structure takes advantage of a prominent view from the boulevard leading to the building, as well as to the landscaped pond in the foreground.
The new administration building incorporates traditional town hall elements such as a clock tower, red brick and pitched roofs, as well as contemporary touches such as skylights and large expanses of glass. A colonnade walkway leads to the main entry of the building, which occurs at the center of the plan. The plan consists of a single-story building with two two-story wings flanking a central atrium. This arrangement allows a central reception desk and one-way-in/one-way-out circulation. These features, along with building systems designed with security in mind, result in a building which is safe for employees and visitors.
Several City departments are housed in the office wings – including the Green Local School Board – along with shared conference spaces and public meeting rooms. These spaces were designed with future adaptability in mind, allowing new or expanded City departments to occupy the building.
Council chambers on the first floor were designed to accommodate future technology for broadcast and recording. These chambers accommodate up to 200 people when the folding partition – dividing the council public seating area from a smaller council room – is drawn.
The basement is designed to accommodate a future emergency operations center, as well as current mechanical and storage space.