Byron Bethany Irrigation District-Headquarters
With Lyons Construction Company, LDA provided design / build services for a corporation facility for the Byron Bethany Irrigation District. The project included three new buildings totaling over 24,000 gsf of offices, machine shops, and vehicle storage and maintenance facilities. The highlights of this development are the SCADA Control Room, from which equipment throughout the irrigation network can be monitored and managed, and a richly finished Board Room that also serves as a venue for local public functions.
Each building is based upon standard pre-engineered metal buildings, but each is modified to suit the application of each building, including a new skin (metal wall panels and roofing) for an existing wood-framed equipment storage building. In particular, the client seeks a facade for the office building that disguises the utilitarian underpinnings for a more business-like appearance. Colored cement plaster, storefront and strip windows under deep overhangs, with accents by sunscreens, canopies, and architectural lighting are used to bring forth the appearance of a suburban office park. Generous trees and lush landscaping finish off this transformation into a welcoming public facility.
The interior remains true to its roots as an engineering facility, utilizing durable and cleanable materials, yet relying on abundant natural lighting and the judicious use of color to create a pleasant and productive working environment. Material selections remain sympathetic to a conservative budget that demonstrates fiscal responsibility to the District's constituents.