The San Joaquin County Administration Building designed by Fentress Architects is located in Stockton, United States. The result is a six-story, 23,226-sq m building that follows the rhythm of downtown, where old buildings on narrow lots establish civic scale and pattern. The project design breaks up the impact of the building’s lengthy façades, while tying the structure together through massing, materials and clean lines.
The team devised a sophisticated structural system to support Fentress’ forward-thinking entry design, an angular green glass form that rises five stories to enclose the county commissioners’ chamber. This reveals the workings of government, allows unparalleled views of downtown, and references both the ships that ply the inland waterway and the rock formations that define Yosemite.The interior layout allows for growth, flexibility and convenience, with high-traffiic agencies sited in a centralized location.