Renovated city hall to revitalize California city
Los Angeles-based Nadel Architects has completed a $91 million revitalization of three landmark buildings in the Richmond (Calif.) Civic Center: City Hall, the Hall of Justice, and the Civic Auditorium/Art Center. Replacement of exterior glazing, rehabilitation of the exterior envelope, and installation of stone panels and brick bring the center back to its 1930s feel. The two-acre public plaza will accommodate more pedestrian uses. A new 80,000-sf Public Safety Building seeks LEED Platinum.