Opelika Utilities Board Administration Office
Size: 11,000 SF
Project Stage: Complete
LEED Project: Seeking LEED Silver Certification
Project Services: Architecture; Landscape Architecture; Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Engineering
Description: [gallery ids="3006,3003,3004,3005,3007"] Located on the 11-acre Saugahatchee Lake Complex, the Opelika Utilities Board Administration Office includes a customer service and teller/bill payment area, a drive-thru, meeting and conference rooms, administrative offices, and support areas. The high-efficiency lighting design incorporates sunlight harvesting controls that reduce lighting requirements during daylight hours. High clerestory windows throughout the building provide natural daylighting for interior spaces. Exterior materials include natural stone, brick, aluminum glazing, and metal roofing. Roof structure is exposed wood decking and wood beams that provide high ceilings and natural materials for the interior. A standing seam metal roofing system installed over a 3" rigid insulation system provides a high degree of energy efficiency.