The San Joaquin County Administration Building is a design-build, LEED Gold certified Class A office building with 250,000 square feet on six levels. Visitors enter the building through a vibrant public plaza that leads to the buildings innovative glass atrium that rises from the entrance and ends on the sixth level with a floating floor over the main lobby. The Chambers for the County Board of Supervisors possesses public and private balconies that offer impressive views of the surrounding areas and includes theater seating with modern audio/visual technology. In addition to office space, the building is home to printing rooms, a vault, and the county’s court and central data center. The data center requires an uninterrupted power supply that is provided by a 300-kilowatt diesel generator. The project was completed in 15 months under a very aggressive construction schedule and was designed to accommodate a growing county for several decades.
ENR Best of 2010 – Government/Public Building, Best of the Best National Award
AGC Constructor Awards Finalist – Excellence in Project Management (project over $5M)
Distinguished Project Chairman’s Award, Building Category
Project of the Year – Structure Category ($50M to $100M)
DBIA WPR – Best Project, Public Sector Buildings over $15M