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City of Lancaster, Water Bureau Building - Government

Lancaster, PA

City of Lancaster, Water Bureau Building

By using the city’s requirements for energy and operational efficiency as our guideline, we developed a design for this new facility building that includes systems and materials based on life cycle costs. We recommended a composite structural system with a pre-engineered steel frame for the truck portion of the building. For the office and shop portions we added a mezzanine for storage and designed for a future second floor to accommodate future growth without additional ground level expansion.


This bird’s eye rendering shows the relationship between the two-story office/shop areas and the vehicle maintenance and storage in the rear. Green design elements include retention of trees and greenery surrounding the building to assure that it blends in with the existing environment. Visual renderings with this close attention to details help clients understand the design recommendations and expedite the building process.