Civic buildings symbolize our aspirations of government and community. Designed well, they embody the integrity, permanence, tradition, and dignity of the law. Their planning and construction embody good governance and the stewardship of financial, physical, and environmental resources.
Yet these aspirations must constantly balance with a paramount concern for security. They serve and protect a dual public — not only the civic employees who require a comfortable, functional workplace, but also citizens who may visit only infrequently, and who expect a welcoming environment and clear orientation.
With beautiful, secure design, civic buildings celebrate the history and culture of a place, while expressing a shared vision for an optimistic future.