Washtenaw County Field Operations Building, Washtenaw County, MI
Washtenaw County's new maintenance facility included not only a garage and shop area, but also several offices, breakroom, and shower/locker facilities. Because it was located next to their existing administration building, it needed to look more like an office than a garage. Concrete block and pre-finished siding were used to provide a maintenance free structure.
Following LEED guidelines, decisions were made to incorporate green products to the greatest extend possible, including structural insulated panels for the roof. All of it was included with a minimal expense to the owner but with an expectation of greater payback in future years.