CLIENTCity of Fremont
SERVICESMaster Planning, New Construction, Interiors
SIZE250,000 sq ft / 13,500 sq ft (Event Center)
The City of Fremont’s Civic Center will form a new heart within the Downtown District, providing an important community destination for the growing city. The multi-functional Downtown Event Center and Plaza is the first phase of development.
STUDIOS developed a master plan for the City of Fremont’s new Civic Center campus at the heart of a new nine-block, pedestrian and transit-oriented Downtown District. We then embarked on the design of the Phase 1 Downtown Event Center and Plaza, which will be followed by the Phase 2 City Hall & Administrative Office Building, Phase 3 600-car parking garage, and a Phase 4 City Hall Annex.
The Event Center will host traditional community center events such as weddings, anniversary parties, and adult education classes, and will also provide an Economic Development and business community resource for press releases, networking panel luncheons, board meetings, non-profit events, etc. Each room has access to outdoor break-out space in the plaza as a part of the event rental.
With it’s deep roof overhangs, sunshade protected windows, high performance envelope design and a photo voltaic array at the roof, the project will approach net-zero energy use. We also eliminated natural gas service, making this an “all-electric” design.