Virgin Valley Water District Operations Center
Although our team was not selected for this design build project, the Operations Center was designed to replace an outdated facility for the Virgin Valley Water District. The program included teller stations, administrative office space, conference rooms and a drive-up teller. Also part of the project was a five-bay fleet maintenance facility with one hydraulic lift. The design was simple while appropriate for a public utility facility. Ease of both pedestrian and automobile traffic were driving factors in the site planning of the project. Exterior building materials were durable and desert appropriate. Honed CMU, insulated and corrugated metal panels were the primary building materials. Jerusalem stone was used on the entry wall. Windows were protected with sun shading devices or by the building forms itself. This project is included in our SOQ to address our design-build and fast track work experience. Our team excels in partnering on design-build projects as we know the value this process can bring to our clients. Our work approach is collaborative and interactive which allows our team to explore design ideas quickly while addressing any concerns with cost and constructability. This entire project was designed and priced out within a one-week timeframe because our 3-D modeling capabilities allow us to quickly visualize and study multiple design options while making changes on the fly. The site planning of this project began to create a true campus for the Virgin Valley Water District.
NOTE: Dwayne completed this project while an Associate with DPS. Dwayne’s role was Project Manager and Design Architect.