The building is set slightly askew from the street. The spaces around it include a large open plaza, a limestone stage and amphitheater seating shaded by photovoltaic panels. These design elements facilitate and complement the city’s casual style and love of live music. The project serves numerous purposes in the city’s life and culture beyond simply housing its administration.
Entering the building, visitors find themselves standing in a canyon-like space that reaches four stories to a reflective copper ceiling. Catwalk-like bridges span the openness at each level. The city council chamber has theater-style seating, with monitor screens inside the chamber and the lobby, to allow public viewing of council proceedings.