Alameda County Adult & Aging Services

Oakland, CA

Designed within the shell of a former department store, the 55,000 square foot facility provides offices, a Public Authority Room, conference space and interview rooms for workers.

The entry lobby is subdued without a lot of extraneous elements that could be disorienting. The facility offers a barrier-free design with a number of accessible features, including wide, electronically operated doors. The bamboo wood floor, a “green” product, accommodates ease of movement for wheelchairs and contributes to a warm and inviting atmosphere. The large interior space has long expanses of office walls. To provide visual interest, “art walls” were created that offer a greater dimensional effect

Client: Alameda County General Services Agency
Cost: $4.45 million
Completion: February 2003