MESC Headquarters, Government office now open for business, featuring specific architectural features for humid tropical climate that located in Samoa, was designed by Whitefield McQueen Irwin Alsop. The 4,700 sq m complex is one of the largest buildings in the South Pacific and extends over two wings and multiple levels. Comprised of essential office and support functions such as meeting rooms, staff breakout areas and resource facilities, the structure also incorporates an onsite recording studio and separate suite for the Minister, encompassing individual offices, meeting rooms, a kitchen, and toilet facilities.
Care has been taken to ensure that the building design is appropriate for the site location, with indigenous materials utilised in correlation with design details from the local vernacular. The basic form of the MESC headquarters has been constructed using conventional concrete in order to comply with seismic and cyclonic conditions, with a traditional Fale incorporated behind the building to act as an outdoor meeting area and ceremonial space for celebratory functions.