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Sherwood Civic Building: Library/City Hall

Project Info

Sherwood, Oregon
30,000 sf
Completed in 2006

Located 15 miles south or Portland, Sherwood is one of the fastest growing communities in Oregon. This 30,000 sf mixed-use building houses a 10,000 sf single-story library and a two story City Hall and library support area. The City Hall includes a large municipal courtroom intended for up to 80 people, which will also function as a city council room and a community room.

Other program elements include the administrative and financial support spaces for the City Hall and a small retail component. A public plaza is located at the front of the building with the children’s area of the library relating directly to a garden space at the rear. The building is a major element in the City’s Urban Renewal Plan, which is intended to preserve and enhance the historic downtown district.

Sustainable Design Highlights:
Sustainable Design Highlights:

A raised floor system provides an efficient and healthy air delivery system, and building commissioning ensured that the building systems are performing optimally. Careful fenestration design and sophisticated lighting controls maximize the use of daylight. Recycled materials are used extensively, from recycled rubber floors and recycled glass tiles to gypsum board and insulation systems. Natural materials including wood and quarry tiles enrich the interior. Furniture systems incorporate recycled and recyclable components.The materials that make up the Civic Building are both beautiful and durable, and the building is designed and constructed carefully to ensure that it will stand the test of time. The building performs at greater than 30% energy use reduction from the national average for its building type (measured EUI).