LaPlata County Human Services




La Plata County Human Services Building | Durango, CO (0609)

Client:                                      La Plata County

Project Type:                           New Construction

Services Provided:                  Programming, Architecture, Interior Design

Completion Date:                    Unbuilt

Size:                                        32,000 SF


New two-story office building for the Human Services Department of La Plata County in Durango, CO. The building contains semi-public conference rooms, private offices, interview rooms, therapy rooms and meeting rooms, the Data Center for the entire County and the Continuity of Operations Center for the entire County.  To help light penetrate into the middle spaces, there are two courtyards designed into the office wings.  The building is a steel frame structure on spread footings. The first floor is partially subterranean and therefore has some concrete retaining / basement walls.  There are concrete shear walls as well as steel braced frames.  The exterior materials consist of brick, glass and corrugated metal panels.