The Moses Lake Civic Center will be a new building between the existing City Hall and Parks/Police Buildings, at the edge of the downtown core, adjacent to Civic Center Park. This new building stitches together a set of existing city buildings surrounding a civic park. Located in the high desert region of Eastern Washington State, the climate is dry — hot in summer and cold in winter. A two-story interior ‘Avenue’ passes through the building, connecting the outer street grid to the inner Park. The program combines the city administrative offices, a council chamber, a 200 seat sloped floor auditorium, and an art museum with a gift shop and classroom. Large sliding wood frame glass partitions allow the gallery to open to the main public space for all building patrons to enjoy. The Project is targeted for LEED Silver and employs sustainable strategies such as a passively vented and cooled common event space, sun shading devices, and makes provisions for a future array of photo-voltaic panels. The building will be two stories above grade, plus a basement, with a below-grade connection to the nearby existing City Hall building.
Materials were chosen for durability and economy. Exterior materials are brick, weathered steel, concrete and cement board siding. Interior finishes include ground concrete floors, brick and exposed painted TJI ceiling structure.