Wheaton Sprague was contracted by Walters & Wolf Curtain Wall, Seattle, WA to provide full-service shop drawings, engineering services and related coordination and design for the glass curtain wall System for the Redmond City Hall in Redmond, Washington.
Designed by MulvannyG2 Architecture of Bellevue, WA, the building reflects cutting-edge technology, outdoor lifestyles, ethnic diversity, and the Pacific Northwest environment – in short, the things that matter to the community.
The building incorporates a large atrium intended as a ‘public living room’, intimate gardens, a large central park, and other areas where people can enjoy concerts, social functions, art exhibits and more. It’s also transparent — you can look straight through the building to the deck and lawn, embraced by the two wings out back, and then on to the Sammamish River. The transparency isn’t an accident either; it’s an obvious symbol for open government and the democratic process.
Redmond City Hall features a 40-foot-high canopy roof, a two-story lobby, and a drum-shaped council chamber.
Redmond's Mayor, Rosemarie Ives, says she believes that every building is a form of public art and, since City Hall is Redmond’s biggest building, she says, “we really ought to do it well”.