Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA
Project Architect: Nerin Kadribegovic, AIA, Lehrer Architects LA
Budget: $5.6 million
Scope: 110,000 square feet
Client: LA County
Photography: Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA
Awards: Institute Award for Interior Architecture, American Institute of Architects,
2011 Westside Prize Honor Award, Westside Urban Forum,
2011 Merit Award for Excellence in Design, American Institute of Architects – California Council,
2010 Award of Merit for Excellence in Design, American Institute of Architects – Los Angeles,
2010 Honorable Mention for Design Excellence, Architect Magazine,
2009 Honor Award, Graphis Magazine, 2009 Honor Award, Environments Category, Interior Design Magazine,
2009 Award of Excellence for ‘exceptional contribution’ in Renovated Buildings Category, Los Angeles Business Council,
2009 Honor Award, Southern California Development Forum
The Registrar Recorder – County Clerk Service Center is a 110,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility that processes all of the voting material for Los Angeles County. For every election, Service Center organizes and sends out voting booths and ballots to Los Angeles’ 5000 voting precincts. On election night all of the voting material is retrieved and returned to be processed at the center.
The new facility will be housed in a 110,000 sq ft tilt-up concrete warehouse that the County purchased. The build-out includes 18,000 sq ft of office space for the Registrar Recorder staff, the storage capacity for over 3000 pallets containing voting material, the capacity for 5000 newly implemented digital vote recording units, and facilities to count and process all of the votes associated with an election.
Designed and built out in approximately 11 months the 110,000-square-foot facility will be complete in time for the preparation of voting material for the election in November 2007. This fast-track approach made the collaborative process between the client, architect, and consultant team critical and intense. Through the process of value engineering, the design of the facility has become very cost-efficient.