The new Buckingham County Administration Building is a 13,000 square structure designed to provide expanded offices for the County Administration, County Treasurer, and Commissioner of Revenue. The building’s main lobby serves a dual purpose as the primary entrance for citizens and as a pre-assembly space for a new Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Room.
The Board Meeting Room features a sloping floor with fixed audience seating and a raised dais for the board and county staff. The space features an integrated digital presentation system with small flat panel monitors at each board members’ seat. Large flat panel displays are located along each side of the space for public viewing. The lighting dimming control system has been integrated with a motorized shade system to control both the natural and artificial light throughout the space. Careful attention has been paid to the space’s acoustic design both in the selection of finish treatments and the sound amplification system.
The site design features new parking, storm water and sanitary sewer improvements, lighting, hardscaping and landscaping.
The new building was designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification from the USGBC. Sustainable design strategies that are incorporated into the new building include: construction materials with recycled content, products produced within 500 miles of the project site, wood products that are FSC certified, sealants and paint products that are low VOC, thermoplastic polyolefin roofing (TPO) that is white to provide reflectance, sustainable interior finishes, mechanical systems that exceed ASHRAE required efficiency levels, and building commissioning for prerequisite.