Wenatchee City Hall Redevelopment

wenatchee, wa


City of Wenatchee

square footage:

56,000 SF Renovation




AIA Civic Design Award

Before / After: Recladding for daylight involved surgically removing, modifying and reinstalling the existing marble cladding around a series of floor-to-ceiling windows that compliment and take cues from the architecture above.



Civic Center

In collaboration with the City of Wenatchee, our consultant team, and TW Clark Construction, ARC Architects' design for the Wenatchee Federal Building building (circa 1972) adapts a once windowless marble-clad USPS distribution center into a multi-level, naturally daylit City Hall that brings public and private spaces closer — physically, programmatically, and symbolically.
The redevelopment of City Hall brings all of the City’s departments under a single roof and includes a refined, public-facing customer service center and Council Chambers, while providing city staff with an industrial, yet modern and functional workspace, with an emphasis on natural daylight, color, technology, and unparalleled acoustics.
Implementing a variety of contemporary open work stations, private offices, conference rooms, and teaming spaces, the  design offers flexible modes of collaboration that encourage a lively, dynamic, and productive workspace while simultaneously accommodating future growth for years to come.
Built to reflect and embody the identity and character of the City of Wenatchee, City Hall serves as a recruitment tool to attract the next generation of city employees to the region, provide incentive to maintain existing staff, and creates a welcoming and inclusive venue for the residents and visitors alike.

Website Design