Alameda County Water District Water Quality Laboratory

Fremont, CA

This new 7,200 square foot single-story laboratory replaces 3,000 square feet of laboratory space within the ACWD headquarters building.

The latest laboratory technology is incorporated into the design to serve a population of 320,000 and meet projected District growth over the next 25 years. The new building is designed to blend into the context of the existing 70s-style campus and sits adjacent to the headquarters building allowing for easy access between the two structures. The design steps down from a large volume to a more humanly scaled entrance and incorporates canopies to shield from solar gain while allowing light to penetrate.

Client: Alameda County Water District
Cost: $3.6 Million
Completion: January 2005