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New administration building i Metal helps meet security goals for maintenance facility s source of pride for city

Bothell Public Works2The 17,000-square-foot (1,579-m2) City of Bothell Public Works Operations Center Administration Building in Bothell, Wash., was designed as a functional, low-maintenance, two-story administration building that is a pleasure to work in and a source of pride for the city and its employees. The facility includes staff locker rooms, a public meeting/lunch room and flexible open office spaces.

The archiBothell Public Works3tect, Hutchison & Maul Architecture, Seattle, desired a lowmaintenance wall cladding material that had a textured appearance. AEP Span, Fontana, Calif., supplied metal wall panels in a mini V profile and Span-Lok standing-seam metal panels in White for the roof. Architectural Metal Works, Wilsonville, Ore., was the metal siding and roofing contractor.

Anticipated to achieve LEED Silver certification, sunshades have been installed at the south and east windows, roof skylights and large north-facing windows provide natural light and views, while a deep cantilevered roof overhang at the west end mitigates sun exposure and shelters an outdoor area adjacent to the lunch room.