City of Surprise Public Works Operations Facility
New design-build public works facility consolidates service departments to support Surprise’s citizens and accommodate anticipated growth
Our Client’s Challenge
The Surprise Public Works Department in Arizona had passed the point of having sufficient space for maintenance, storage, and operations. Its facilities were crowded and over-programmed, needed more room to expand to accommodate growth, and were spread across multiple sites, creating efficiency and safety concerns.
The street maintenance division required more space for specialized equipment and training to maintain the city’s infrastructure. The vehicle maintenance division’s manufactured metal building was in constant disrepair. It housed only six vehicle repair and maintenance bays, well below the 11 required of a division its size.
- 14 vehicle maintenance bays.
- Space for tool and equipment maintenance and repair.
- Vehicle wash and fueling station.
- Space for parking and circulation.
- Rooms for training, lockers, and breaks.
Sustainability Features & Results
- Natural lighting and energy-efficient equipment reduce energy dependence.
- Sustainable landscaping requires fewer water resources.
- Reused materials reduce new building material production.
- Brownfield redevelopment and future growth capacity eliminate the need to develop new land.
- On-site water retention promotes water recycling.
Awards & Recognition
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- Consolidating public works operations fosters efficiencies in street maintenance, trash and recycling collection, traffic signal operations, and citywide fleet operations.
- The facility provides public operations workers with tools and training to meet the community’s needs.
- The expanded infrastructure enhances the police department’s ability to conduct scenario-based training to protect the public.
- Vacating the former public works facility creates the opportunity to repurpose the space for police equipment and evidence storage.
- The facility will accommodate anticipated growth over the next 25 years.
Surprise Public Works Department
Civil, Structural, Industrial Design Engineering