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  Lake Havasu City Municipal Building, Page 18Lake Havasu City Municipal Building
The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership
1130 North Second Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Total Square Feet: 33,476
Construction Period: Dec 1999 to Nov 2000

Construction Team
General Contractor: T.R. Orr Inc. - 3975 North Bank Street, Kingman, AZ 86401
Structural Engineer: Caruso•Turley•Scott, Inc. - 2702 N. 44th Street, #200, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Clark Engineers - 3838 N. Central Ave., #1250, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Landscape Architect: Laskin & Associates, Inc. - 1109 North Second Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Cost Estimator: The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership - 1130 North Second Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

The Lake Havasu City Municipal Office Building is a 34,000-square-foot administration building which was designed to house all of the city's departments in one building. These departments include the Building and Planning divisions of the Community Development Department, the Public Works Administration division and the Fire Prevention division. Additionally, the offices of the City Hall were programmed and designed into this building. These offices include the offices of the city clerk, city manager, council and mayor, finance department, human resources, customer service, and the city attorney's offices. The challenge of designing a one-stop shop for the community, while providing the necessary security was skillfully mastered through programming sessions with all the user groups and community work sessions.

In addition to the programming elements, The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership redeveloped the master plan to meet the current needs of the community. By respecting the existing architecture of the police building and the existing site features, the design team developed a cost effective energy efficient building that pays homage to Lake Havasu City's heritage. The design incorporated elements from the immediate site by using tapered columns that not only reflect the long columns of the date palms, but also recall some WPA projects which brought about the effect of shading the windows from the early morning and late afternoon sun. Solar shades also project out from the windows which allow reflected light to bounce off the top into the building providing daylighting, and at the same time shading the windows which prevents direct light from heating the building. The tall glass lobby was designed to provide space that is truly a gathering place for the community.

DIV 07: THERMAL & MOIST. PROTECT: Foam-Insulated Roof: Centimark; EIFS: Dryvit.
DIV 08: DOORS & WINDOWS: Glazed Curtainwalls, Entrances & Storefronts: EFCO Corporation; Glazing: PPG; Metal Doors & Frames: SuToCon.
DIV 09: FINISHES: Acoustical Ceilings: USG Interiors.
DIV 10: SPECIALTIES: Motorized Sun Shades: Mechoshade Systems, Inc.
DIV 14: CONVEYING SYSTEMS: Elevators: Thyssen Dover.

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