Role: Michael Tauber Project Manager/Project Architect for Michael Willis Architects
Scope of Work: This 5,300-square-foot, cleanwater laboratory in Corte Madera, California provides a new public face for the Water District's corporation yard. The laboratory's open plan (without walls) allows for an open, light-filled, airy space that assists with communication between analysts.
Each lab bay has an analytical, window-lined bay that allows views out and a more intimate, personalized space to document the analyses. These bays are represented on the building exterior providing human scale and character to the overall building appearance.
The office side of the lab is organized to allow the shared library/conference room/break area a view to adjacent Mount Tamalpais. The private offices and carrels line the library allowing ease of access to shared materials. Natural light is brought into the center of the building via skylights. These are located to highlight critical junctures in the circulation. Slot windows on the exterior of the lab are located at heights related to the work heights of the users inside, allowing selective views to the exterior while maintaining the maximum usable interior space.
Fee/Costs of Services: (Architectural) –– $275,000
Construction Costs: $2,700,000
Lead Architect: Michael Tauber, AIA (Project Architect)