Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Water Quality Laboratory

Martinez, CA

This new laboratory building at the CCCSD Wastewater Treatment Plant was designed to provide a highly efficient space for the laboratory workers while affording them a comfortable and humane environment in which to perform their duties.

As the first building visible on the campus it improves on the existing context through refinement in shapes, details and materials. The facility contains two components: a laboratory utilizing an open design concept with 10-foot high ceilings, office space with a library, break/conference room and public entry. The design utilizes passive solar principles, including shading devices, deeply recessed windows and high performance glass.

2003 Honorable Mention

Client: Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (CCCSD)
Cost: $4.3 Million
Completion: 2001