Spring Valley City Hall & Police Station

Civic & Community, Government

Location

Houston, Texas

Size

18,500 sf

Project Features
  • Office space
  • Detention cells
  • Emergency dispatch
  • Council chamber

Kirksey was selected to provide a facility assessment on the City of Spring Valley’s existing city hall and police station. At the conclusion of the assessment it was determined the City of Spring Valley needed a new facility to meet their future needs. Kirksey assessed the existing building condition, existing site evaluation, project cost estimates and programming for future needs. This two story building includes a council chamber and court room, offices, detention holding cells, 911 emergency dispatch center and a sally port. The building was designed in conjunction with the master planning of the Spring Valley Village City Park that surrounds the property. 

The design concept connects the building to nature and nature’s qualities. Light, shadow, trees, and views are key natural qualities that influence the architecture and are integrated into the design. The height and verticality of the trees are echoed throughout the building in the form of materials, patterns and textures. Natural light is maximized by the orientation of the building as well as clerestories and curtain wall. The play of light and shadow are created by the rough textures of the stone, cantilevered canopy at the entry, and placement of windows. Views out to the park from City Hall and the main entry/lobby are created by a large “picture window porch” that allows for plenty of light and transparency. 

Janis Brackett, AIA, LEED AP 713 426 7426
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Janis brings 24 years of experience and a dedication to the collaborative process to Kirksey's Community Projects Team. Besides her proven ability to keep projects in budget and on schedule, she is enthusiastic about developing relationships with her clients and seeing their ideas and goals become realized. Janis was the 2014 President of AIA Houston, the 2010 Chair of Gulf Coast Green, and also served on the Editorial Committee for GreenWorks Houston.