Opelika Utilities Board Administration Office

Opelika, AL

Owner: The Utilities Board of the City of Opelika

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.