Santa Barbara North County Administration Building Expansion

Santa Maria, CA


PROJECT STATS

Client: County of Santa Barbara
Size: 2,031 sq. ft. Lobby and public assembly space. Building hearing room and interior renovation
Year Complete: 2013

DESIGN & ENGINEERING TEAM

Ravatt Albrecht & Associates (Architecture, Mechanical, Plumbing, Site work), Dittman and Associates (Electrical), JMPE (Lighting), Cannon and Associates (Structural)

STAKEHOLDERS

  • County of Santa Barbara
  • User Group

REQUIRED REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS

  • Local municipality utility requirements
  • State Building Codes

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

RA provided pre-design services, schematic design, design development, bidding, construction documents, and construction support.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Working with the County of Santa Barbara to expand their outmoded facility, Ravatt Albrecht & Associates (RA) provided turnkey services for this remodel and expansion. The 2,031 SF addition provides for a separate building entrance, lobby / hearing overflow space, and dedicated restrooms for the existing Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, thus reducing the public visitor congestion and impact to the other building public services, including County Recorder, Treasurer and Elections Department. Other features of the project include a complete renovation of the existing Public Hearing Room, including enlarged public seating area, new contemporary finishes, energy efficient lighting, and improved acoustics. ADA accessible features were provided to the non-ADA compliant facility. Fire and life safety was improved with extended fire sprinklers and new facility wide fire alarm system installed.

 

RAVATT ALBRECHT & ASSOCIATES SERVICES

Programming, architectural design, mechanical and plumbing engineering, and construction administration. Managed structural and electrical.