The original Civic Center, including the City Hall, Community Building and Plaza was built in 1969. Since then, the population of San Dimas has tripled, office equipment and building codes have changed, and City services have increased. In addition, internal adjustments to the buildings have not been sufficient to meet the needs for space, meeting and equipment rooms, public meeting areas and storage. After studying the best use of current buildings and the best strategy to address the current and future needs for additional space, the City began the process of updating the infrastructure as well as expanding and renovating City Hall, the Community Building, and Civic Center Plaza.
Griffin Structures served the City as Program Manager through the design phases, providing cost estimates, coordinating the design, value engineering, and a wide range of related services leading to presentation of a guaranteed maximum price for delivery of the project. Griffin continued as Program Manager through construction and closeout, completing the project in an agressive 1 year schedule.
The project included a renovation of and expansion to the existing Civic Center. City Hall: 20,000‐square‐foot renovation and 11,000‐square‐foot expansion, including new administration offices, public service counter, and upgraded City Council Chambers, public and staff meeting rooms, and Lobby. Community Center: 8.000‐square‐foot renovation including upgrading bathrooms and kitchen, new finishes, all new mechanical and electrical systems, ADA access, and Title 24 compliance; and 4,000‐square‐foot addition of new community and multi‐purpose rooms, lobby and reception, offices, and storage. The civic center plaza was expanded, redesigned, and rebuilt to provide a completely new and more accessible event location and community gathering place.
"Griffin Structures performed project and construction management services for our 2011 City Hall and Civic Center expansion and renovation project, and was with us from the formative stages through the completion of this important project. They provided helpful assistance and information in the conceptual design and costing for the project which allowed us to proceed with confidence and assurance. Griffin successfully worked through the challenges of completing a renovation of an existing building and effectively expanding the building while meeting our needs." - Blaine Michaelis, City Manager, City of San Dimas
San Dimas Chamber of Commerce 2010 Civic Building of the Year
APWA 2011 Project of the Year, Buildings Division Up to 50,000 (based on population)