City of Monroe Shops and Emergency Operations Center

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The city of Monroe combined two unique program types into one structure: vehicle maintenance and wood shops with an emergency operations center. Using a series of diagrams that clearly demonstrated the advantages of separating these different uses, the diagrams also demonstrated how the latent architectural characteristics of the building's program areas could be leveraged to advance the quality of the work environment, the building's sustainability, and its relationship to other adjacent city buildings. Each enhancement was predicated on not incurring any additional cost to the city; instead, their contribution relied on incorporating existing uses to achieve greater effect.

 

John M Feit design lead and project manager. ET Environmental design-build contractor.

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