Located in Longmont, Colorado, the St. Vrain Community Hub is the most sustainable in Boulder County and brings together an array of community services all under one roof. The 75,000 square foot South Wing is attached to the existing structure, but functions as a fully independent building. The South Wing supports residents more efficiently and increases the connection between departments for better communication and collaboration. The look, feel, and layout of the building are designed to welcome clients and reduce feelings of anxiety, helping to eliminate the stigma around accessing services the County provides.
Designed with a focus on sustainability, the South Wing has achieved LEED Platinum certification. Materials and finishes were made from recycled or locally sourced materials including an interior wall made of reclaimed lumber from a local church. Wherever possible rapidly renewable and bio-based materials were used. Throughout the building energy and water are conserved with low temperature condensing boiler systems, daylighting design strategies, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and methods to collect and treat rainwater, all contributing to enhanced efficiency. Continuing the sustainable efforts, alternative transportation programs ensure easy access for guests and employees who walk, travel by bus, or bike to St. Vrain.
The South Wing of the St. Vrain Community Hub in Boulder County’s is a one-stop center for health and human services with access to Community Services, Public Health, Housing and Human Services, and Mental Health Partners now in one central location, ultimately leading to a healthier and more stable community.