Solano County Government Center

Clark's Quality Control Program was comprehensive during both design and construction. Based on their performance, Solano County looks forward to future opportunities to work with Clark.
Kanon R. Artiche, AIA, County Architect, Solano County Department of General Services
Location: 
Fairfield, California
Client: 
Solano County
Architect: 
KMD Architects
Contract Value: 
$82,100,000
Size: 
342,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2004
Certification: 
LEED Certified

Housing more than 600 county employees, the Solano County Government Center consolidates the administrative and office functions of 16 public agencies into one centralized facility. The Clark-led design-build team met an aggressive schedule that allowed the County to proceed with their phased move-in plan.

The Solano County Government Center project consisted of a 300,000 square-foot government center, a 42,000 square-foot probation building, and a 1,000-space parking structure. Sustainable technologies and high-efficiency architectural and building systems were built into the project.

The design-build team successfully delivered the project within an aggressive 27-month design and construction schedule accommodating and the County's phased move-in plan. Employees occupied the upper floors of the main building while construction was completed below. Constant communication between Clark and the client resulted in a seamless phased move in.

Sustainability

The client challenged the design-build team to construct the government center with the highest standards in sustainability and innovation. To accomplish this, the team included high-efficiency fans and lamps and low ambient lighting systems along with a photovoltaic panel system allowing for solar energy recovery. High occupancy spaces were built to maintain variable-flow air ventilation by allowing fresh outdoor air into the building through an innovative injection fan and airflow measuring station. A "gray water" recovery system was installed in the facility, and all plumbing fixtures feature flow restrictors to reduce water use.

Exceeding Title 24 regulations, Solano County Government Center received the California Integrated Waste Management - Waste Reduction Award (WRAP) for efforts in diverting over 75% of the construction debris from landfills and is LEED certified.

Awards: 
California Integrated Waste Management Board - Waste Reduction Award
DBIA - National Design-Build Merit Award, Public Sector Building $15M+
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