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.