The Silver Spring Civic Building and Veterans’ Plaza designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates is located in Silver Spring, United States . This MSA project treats the civic building as the terminus of an important pedestrian axis that links the building and Veterans’ Plaza – via the town’s newly developed main shopping street, Ellsworth Drive – to the Metro transportation station (subway, bus and commuter rail). The entry to the building is directly aligned with the south sidewalk of Ellsworth Drive, with a pedestrian spur continuing the straight line of the sidewalk across the plaza to the building’s front door.
The entry walkway continues northwards from there through the building, as the building’s main internal circulation route, ending at a secondary entry vestibule at the new roadway called Veterans’ Place. This second entry to the building was seen as being the less formal connection to the residential neighbourhood to the north, allowing for everyday use for those wishing to access the building from the neighbourhood, or gain easy access from curbside drop-off.