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WRNS Studio

Atherton Civic Center

Atherton’s new civic center consists of multiple new buildings including City Administrative Buildings, police ancillary building area and Library building.

Atherton, California

Client: WRNS Studio

Building Size: 45,000 sf

Project Cost: $23 million

Certifications: Seeking Living Building, LEED Platinum, + WELL Building Certifications

The project is aiming to be a sustainable beacon, representing the Town of Atherton’s virtues (climate and place) and celebrating the Town’s ideals and goals. These goals are demonstrated through LEED Platinum and Living Building certification. Multiple sustainable design strategies are necessary and include: solar thermal for domestic hot water, photovoltaics, geoexchange system, displacement air distribution, lighting and daylighting controls, demand based ventilation controls and low-fow fixtures.

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