Block 32 Utilities Administration Building

Master Planning // Landscape Architecture

Located in downtown Fort Collins, Block 32 was an under-utilized parcel with potential to become a vibrant civic campus and public space. Logan Simpson worked with the architect (RNL Design) to develop programming, development concepts, and master planning for the parcel. This vision for the Civic Center is built around sustainable best practices and quality urban design standards. The design team embraced the buildings utilities’ services theme and aspired towards Net Zero classification, coordinating use of solar energy, high efficiency building materials, and low impact design planting strategies. The design incorporates the preservation of a small historic building on site with elements such as rain gardens, a living wall, and utility-themed public art formed into concrete entry walls. Construction on the two-acre Utilities Administration Building site was completed in late 2016. In June 2017, the site was awarded LEEDv4 New Construction (NC) Platinum status, the first V4 NC Platinum project in Colorado, and only the 3rd awarded in the U.S.