UP Civic Center

2009

The UP Civic Center consists of a 61,000 SF civic building on top of an existing transit garage with an ambitious design and construction schedule.  The city of UP utilized a phased design and bidding process to release separate public bid packages for the garages, concrete cores, structural steel, metal deck and remaining shell and core.  This saved several months on the construction schedule.  The structure became the architecture as long span arched glulam beams create an iconic high ceiling entrance lobby.  Additional glulam structural framing was used in conjunction with the glass store front to create a lantern style main entry.