Pasco County Technology Center
Initially, the Pasco County Technology Center was not the project we see today. Originally, the owner had planned on two separate projects. The first project would handle county elections and voting activities and the second would serve as the county’s data center. As these designs progressed, two became one which led to a collaborative effort between the two firms that were already involved individually on each project.
Bacon Group Architecture and FleischmanGarcia developed a massing strategy that reflects the merging of the two separate programs, unified at the core by the main lobby. Select views were framed with exposed structural steel, textural variations, fenestration, and passive shading. With the standards set forth by USGBC and LEED®, nearly every element of this building was designed with sustainability in mind.
Pasco County Technology Center Fast Facts
LOCATION: Dade City, FL
YEAR COMPLETED: 2014
ROLE: Architect of Record and Project Manager
COST: $10.1 million
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 57,102 SF
CAPACITY: Data Center, offices, warehouse and archival storage
PROJECT OVERVIEW: Bacon Group and FleischmanGarcia worked together to make two projects into one, creating a LEED certified and hurricane hardened data center that also supports the county’s elections and voting activities, using tilt-up concrete wall construction.
Using a custom touch screen interface, users are guided by Woody, the building’s only “resident”, to discover key facts about the building. This includes live data from the solar panels that shows how much energy the building is consuming and producing over specific time intervals.
Pasco County Technology Center Recognition
Outstanding Project of the Year 2015 LEEDership Awards, U.S. Green Building Council,
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, LEED for New Construction – Public – Large