Pottawatomie County Administration Building
Adjacent to the historic Pottawatomie County courthouse, the new Pottawatomie County administration building features an Art Deco-inspired exterior that blends old and new into an aesthetically cohesive design. The administration building hosts a suite of modern amenities, including an indoor corridor connection to the courthouse. The space, which needed to meet the demands of multiple divisions of county employees and elected officials, is equipped with numerous conference rooms, open floor plan office layouts, and an outdoor plaza.
- Designed electrical engineering systems to power interior and exterior lighting.
- The building features a Biopolar Ionization HVAC system that reduces the spread of debris and airborne viruses.
- A wireless lighting control system is featured throughout the building, enabling a customized lighting experience optimal for office workers.
- The building is equipped with an emergency inverter and natural gas generator to provide temporary power in the case of an emergency or unplanned provider outage.
- To support the high-risk and time-sensitive work of the County’s emergency operations team housed within the space, Alvine Engineering implemented conduits into the design to enable rooftop antennas for consistent voice and data communications in any situation.
- Plumbing and mechanical engineering systems prevent rain run-off from collecting at the building’s base.
- A variable air volume heating and air conditioning system was selected and incorporated into the building’s design to maximize thermal comfort. Additionally, this modern system is more energy-efficient than the ones of years past and will have cost savings that the County will see for years to come.
Photography credit: Simon Hurst Photography