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Broward Government Center

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Broward County sought to consolidate seven independent county departments previously dispersed throughout the city into two recently purchased adjacent, free standing buildings.  Zyscovich had to conduct a relocation analysis, a feasibility study, a work flow analysis, and create stacking plans in order to integrate these departments in a manner that was conducive to efficient work flow within a department and throughout the division. Our design joined the two buildings under one roof by covering the previously unused open courtyard between the two buildings with a tensile structure roof and enclosing the two open ends with glass walls. This new location was designated as an information hub for the seven county departments. This concept not only physically joined the two spaces but also improved the delivery of customer service by providing one central location where the public could obtain information and determine which department they needed in order to complete their business. This creative solution eliminated the need to demolish and reconstruct the two separate buildings saving the client  additional expense.

It was also crucial to create a design that the general public would find accessible and easy to navigate. The firm incorporated customer friendly components into the design and uniquely branded each of the departments through the use of bright colors. These colors were placed strategically throughout the main information hub and flowed into the respective departments distinguishing one department from the other and making the space simpler for the public 
to navigate.

 

Broward County sought to consolidate seven independent county departments previously dispersed throughout the city into two recently purchased adjacent, free standing buildings.  Zyscovich had to conduct a relocation analysis, a feasibility study, a work flow analysis, and create stacking plans in order to integrate these departments in a manner that was conducive to efficient work flow within a department and throughout the division. Our design joined the two buildings under one roof by covering the previously unused open courtyard between the two buildings with a tensile structure roof and enclosing the two open ends with glass walls. This new location was designated as an information hub for the seven county departments. This concept not only physically joined the two spaces but also improved the delivery of customer service by providing one central location where the public could obtain information and determine which department they needed in order to complete their business. This creative solution eliminated the need to demolish and reconstruct the two separate buildings saving the client  additional expense.

It was also crucial to create a design that the general public would find accessible and easy to navigate. The firm incorporated customer friendly components into the design and uniquely branded each of the departments through the use of bright colors. These colors were placed strategically throughout the main information hub and flowed into the respective departments distinguishing one department from the other and making the space simpler for the public 
to navigate.