Northwest Street Operations Building
The Northwest Street Operations Building anchors many of the public facilities buildings for the City of Dallas, serving as regional home base to key city workers such as street repair crews, supervisors, and administrative support staff. Site considerations of this facility included building orientation, site drainage and security issues. The building houses an office staff of 12 and an external crew of 71. To serve the crew’s needs, an assembly safety room with complete restroom facilities was incorporated. The exterior consists of brick veneer, corrugated metal siding over CMU, and steel pipe columns and steel truss joists composing the building structure. The design team has produced a durable building which simultaneously, and successfully, addresses critical issues of maintenance and security.