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Breaking Ground on the Brentwood Municipal Service Center

The opening ceremony for the new single story building located in the City of Brentwood Public Works Corporation Yard took place on Friday, December 1st. At 15,115 square feet, the building will serve to unify administrative staff from several locations and departments, and provide a more efficient and collaborative environment.

The BMSC is an “L” shaped building with administration offices on the East side and support spaces such as lockers room and showers on the West side. Shah Kawasaki Architects provided conceptual design and bridging documents for the building and the surrounding site improvements.     

The City of Brentwood wanted the site designed with a connection between interior spaces and the exterior environment. To achieve this, Shah Kawasaki added several elements to integrate the outdoors and indoors throughout the site. A vertical farm, created by hanging recycled pipes or half round rain gutters with planting soil and drip irrigation, provides solar shading on the South facing building facade. Operable windows are incorporated in each room, and shared rooms utilize folding glass doors to connect the space to the garden. Raised planting beds were built into the Courtyard garden design. Using recycled water from the on-site water treatment plant, Public Works staff plan to grow their own seasonal produce.

The ground breaking ceremony officially kicks off building construction, with staff planning to move into the building in 2019.