Chandler City Hall: Chandler, AZ


By Jeff Stanton, AIA, and Jon Silhol, P.E.|

Chandler City Hall

Chandler's Catalyst


A splashing outdoor water feature might seem like a frivolous luxury in a desert community like the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Ariz.  But Chandler City Hall’s courtyard waterfall, part of a condenser graywater reuse system, is just one example of the project’s sustainable strategies that harness natural resources while conserving water and energy. The City Hall complex, which opened in 2010, is part of a project designed to spur development in the deteriorating downtown district and create an urban environment that attracts pedestrians. Passive shading strategies, a high performance envelope, daylighting and an underfloor air distribution system all contribute to the annual energy use intensity of 57 kBtu/ft2.



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26 Mar 2013 | Rick Gutierrez
good project
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03 Apr 2013 | Gene Freeman
I see it was an 8.5% premum on the construction, but what was the payback / LCC, because it's not always about first cost.
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17 Apr 2013 | Gunnar Kyllingstad
Nice article.  Fun to read and beautifully illustrated.  Chandler has a beautiful building.
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