Mesa County Central Services Remodel

Grand Junction, Colorado

This total remodel transformed a neglected down­town warehouse/office building − which had set vacant for nearly ten years − into an inviting, central location for eight Mesa County departments. The repur­posed facility has a readily identifiable entrance that is ADA compliant, a layout that is convenient for both the public and employees, and flexible office space with expansive storage.

The original 53,000 sf single-story structure was an amalgamation of three differ­ent buildings constructed over several decades. The project presented challenges such as varying floor levels and ceiling heights, a porous envelope, and inefficient heating and cooling systems.

The presence of hazardous materials forced a com­plete gutting, roofing removal, and demolition of all mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems. The gutted building retained only viable portions of the exterior walls and roof structure.

One project objective was to create a cohesive look for the exterior from the three disparate building façades. This was achieved with a combination of new stucco walls, metal panels, and a regular pattern of windows. Other features include flexible office systems, break/coffee areas, staff shower and changing facilities, xeric landscaping, large vehicle access, loading dock, and a warehouse.